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Video Project for Sex Workers

NSWP is launching a new project – ‘sex workers speak out’ – to amplify sex workers’ voices from across the world. We need your help to make it happen.   What the project is NSWP is collecting short videos of sex workers from around the world, sharing positive experiences of sex work and what it has enabled them to achieve, and negative experiences and [...]

By |May 29th, 2018|Categories: Art, Call to Action, International, Other Sex Work Orgs|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Video Project for Sex Workers

Emerging Data: The Impact of SESTA of Sex Worker Safety

Following the passage of SESTA, a sex worker group called COYOTE-RI conducted an impact survey and documented 260 responses (and growing). The data is still being collected and analyzed, but we have some clear takeaways that must be shared: Of the 260 sex workers who responded to the survey... - 77% (201 people) reported sex work as their sole income - 75% (197 people) are supported [...]

By |May 18th, 2018|Categories: Call to Action, Events, Graphics, Public & Allies, SWOP-Seattle Updates|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Emerging Data: The Impact of SESTA of Sex Worker Safety

May Day Protest

On May 1st, SWOP-Seattle coordinated a peaceful protest in conjunction with Seattle's annual May Day march, hosted by El Comité. Dubbed "A Funeral for the Death of Safer Sex Work", the march was intended to raise awareness about the direct and dangerous impacts of FOSTA and SESTA on sex workers. Click here for recent articles about FOSTA and SESTA. In essence, FOSTA and [...]

By |May 7th, 2018|Categories: Events, Public & Allies, Sex Work in the News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on May Day Protest

FOSTA / SESTA Community Call Notes

Below are notes from the organizers of Survivors Against SESTA, a small group of volunteer activists who were advocating fiercely against the passage of two dangerous congressional bills, FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) and SESTA (Stop Enabling Sex Trafficking Act). The below notes explain what the bills are, how they effect people in the sex trade, and what is being planned as a response. This [...]

By |April 3rd, 2018|Categories: All Posts, Other Sex Work Orgs, Resources, Sex Work in the News|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on FOSTA / SESTA Community Call Notes

Positions Available to Support Sex Worker Rights

Help a scrappy grassroots peer driven activist and advocacy organization grow our programs and projects!  SWOP-Seattle has two current positions open, beginning February 2017.  Interested applicants please email a letter of interest by January 20th, 2017 to: info@swop-seattle.org Coalition Coordinator We’re looking for someone to facilitate the formation of a political coalition by bringing together representatives from various non-profits (and related community groups) vested [...]

By |January 10th, 2017|Categories: All Posts|Comments Off on Positions Available to Support Sex Worker Rights

December 17th: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

On December 17th, we gather to remember sex workers who have lost their lives due to violence, stigma, oppression, and discrimination. This year, we hold vigil for 136 individuals who have lost their lives. Please join us as we honor our dead, gather as a community, and heal.   Saturday, Dec 17th 11am-2pm: Sex Workers Only Discussion circles for current and retired sex workers. Please [...]

By |December 12th, 2016|Categories: Events, Public & Allies, SEPIA|Tags: |Comments Off on December 17th: International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

New website is up, patience requested

Thank you for your patience while we get everything dialed in and try to recover some of our lost content...   As with all prior "End Demand" actions taken by law enforcement in the past two years, SWOP-Seattle is dismayed and outraged by the use of public funds by the SPD, in setting up its own brothel and asking its female officers to get [...]

By |September 5th, 2016|Categories: All Posts, SWOP-Seattle Updates|Comments Off on New website is up, patience requested

March 3rd – International Sex Worker Rights Day

Sex Worker Rights Day March 1PM MARCH FROM OCCIDENTAL SQUARE TO WESTLAKE CENTER PLEASE JOIN US. YOUR SUPPORT COUNTS. Sex workers in Seattle are speaking up for their right to work, to advocate for themselves, and to exist. WE WILL BE MARCHING REGARDLESS OF WEATHER! Bring your red umbrella ; ) This march will start in Occidental Square, and will visit the Court House, [...]

By |March 3rd, 2016|Categories: All Posts|Comments Off on March 3rd – International Sex Worker Rights Day

Invite your friends to the Seattle Annual Sex work Symposium!

Pre-sales are over... and there are still tickets available. Five days, seven events: something for everyone!     All that... and Activist Karaoke, and a Sexy Professional Social! More details: http://www.Seattle-SASS.org

By |February 23rd, 2016|Categories: Sex Work in the News|Comments Off on Invite your friends to the Seattle Annual Sex work Symposium!

SASS tickets are now on sale! Early bird discount until 2/15!

With seven events planned we hope that there is something for everyone to enjoy!  Purchase your tickets before February 15th to save $5/ per event... or go all in for an All Access Pass which includes many extra goodies! http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tickets-for-sass-2016-events-tickets-20770283477

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: Sex Work in the News|Comments Off on SASS tickets are now on sale! Early bird discount until 2/15!

Updates from ESPLERP

ESPLERP Updates for January 2016 2016 is off to a rip roaring start! The big news is that three New Hampshire legislators have proposed legislation (NH House Bill 1614) to decriminalize prostitution. Our board member, Bella Robinson, provided invaluable help with their press conference and testimony at the very first hearing!  Here is the video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q8Em_DIFa5o If you have time to review the [...]

By |February 1st, 2016|Categories: Sex Work in the News|Comments Off on Updates from ESPLERP

Call To Action

We at SWOP-Seattle are calling for decriminalization and we need your help to make our voices heard! We are reaching out to local elected officials to tell them we want to help the actual victims of sex trafficking too. However, we believe that the approach of End Demand and Buyer Beware tactics is misguided and is ineffective in helping victims. To make matters worse, [...]

By |January 20th, 2016|Categories: Uncategorized|Comments Off on Call To Action

Seattle’s rescue-raid approach to anti-trafficking

SWOP stands with all right thinking people in condemning the use of Force, Fraud Coercion or Abuse in any workplace.  We will continue building partnerships with groups and jurisdictions interested in helping victims out of such terrible situations.  SWOP-Seattle is committed to sex workers and their communities being a central part of the solution to abuses within our industry. With this goal in mind, [...]

By |January 19th, 2016|Categories: Sex Work in the News|Comments Off on Seattle’s rescue-raid approach to anti-trafficking