Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA

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Location

Walnut
United States
Contact email: 
info@swopusa.org
Who do you work with?: 
We aim to represent all sex workers in the United States, specifically centering those at the greatest risk for police violence.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
We have two dozen chapters throughout the U.S. and we have an extensive network of affiliated organizations and members.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
The main challenges that sex workers face are the criminalized status of sex work in the United States and associated stigma that results in direct and instituional violence against sex workers.
Describe other areas of your work: 
Anti-stigma and capacity building