SWOP - Philadelphia

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Location

Philadelphia
United States
Contact email: 
swopphilly@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
Primarily female, though also male and transgendered sex workers, plus their family and friends. Some preliminary outreach to clients.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
We are active sex workers.
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
Describe other areas of your work: 
Sex Workers Outreach Project, USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy.