Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA

Location

United States
Contact email: 
info@swopusa.org
Who do you work with?: 
We work with all people who identify as sex workers and their communities, including all genders, age groups and racial identities.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
We are by and for sex workers. All of our leadership must have a working relationship and knowledge of the Sex Industry and the culture of Sex Exchange.
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: 
Criminalisation and stigma. We have chapters throughout the country that bring sex workers together to solve these and other challenges we face.
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 stigmas through education and advocacy.