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Know Your Rights Cards -Portuguese

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IF YOU ARE STOPPED BY THE POLICE…KNOW YOUR RIGHTS… SE VOCÊ FOR PARADA PELA POLÍCIA… CONHEÇA OS SEUS DIREITOS… STAY CALM, No matter how agitated or hostile the police act, DON” T lose your temper. CONTINUE CALMA, não importa o quão agitada ou hostil a polícia aja. NÃO perca a paciência. ASK THE OFFICER, if you are “BEING ARRESTED OR… Read more »

The Other Legalization: A Sex Worker’s Dream for Decriminalization in Rhode Island

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Feb. 10, 2019 Every Wednesday night she parks her tangerine Nissan Rogue inside the faded lines of the lot by the McDonalds and Dunkin Donuts on Broad Street, a spot she says the working girls often visit between shifts. It’s eighteen degrees tonight and her truck is one of the few stragglers in the glazed parking lot. It’s supposed to… Read more »

COYOTE-RI Interviews Scott Cunningham- Baylor University

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  COYOTE uses multiple ways of advocating for better sex work policies. We are sex worker-led and informed by the experiences of people in the sex industry. We partner with community organizations with similar aims in fighting state violence. Additionally, we work closely alongside academics to understand how research can enrich our understandings of community dynamics and make policy recommendations… Read more »

How Many Sex Trafficking Headlines are Bogus? Lots of them!

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International Sex Workers’ Rights Day’s history goes back to 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated the day as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. So in… Read more »

The Real Story About Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Arrest

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Let’s unpack this headline Robert Kraft’s Prostitution Arrest Isn’t Just A Tabloid Scandal — Especially For The Women There is no evidence that the women were trafficked, or lured in with the promise of other jobs. Let’s not forget when the K girls were arrested in Seattle, the cops said these women just don’t understand that they are victims.  … Read more »

ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NEW BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF SEX WORK LAWS

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Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics (COYOTE) Rhode Island 69 Brown Street, Providence, RI, 02906 Email: info@coyoteri.org NEWS RELEASE MONDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2019 ADVOCACY GROUPS SUPPORT NEW BILL THAT WOULD CREATE A LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF SEX WORK LAWS The sex worker advocacy group COYOTE-RI today released a statement of support for a new… Read more »

More Bizarre Happenings. Corrupt Cops, Paying Sex with Strippers & Missing Guns

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  Just weeks after Coyote published their press release “Condemning the City of Providence Police Department’s Raid on the Foxy Lady and the Arrests of 3 Sex Workers” even more bizarre events are unfolding between local cops and sex workers in Rhode Island. One of the former arrested dancers from Foxy Lady’s that led to the club being shut down… Read more »

CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF REVISING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY LAWS in RI

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We did it, we got our bill introduced with 5 sponsors and it guarantees Coyote gets a seat on the legislative commission   CREATING A SPECIAL LEGISLATIVE COMMISSION TO STUDY THE HEALTH AND SAFETY IMPACT OF REVISING COMMERCIAL SEXUAL ACTIVITY LAWS IN RI   http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText19/HouseText19/H5354.pdf

Former Sex Trafficking Victim, Thomia Hunter Granted Clemency, After Serving Life Sentence For Killing her Trafficker.

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When You Are not the Right Kind of Victim. Thomia Hunter, a woman who was sentenced to life in prison for,  the 2005 killing of the abusive man who had trafficked her into prostitution, has reportedly been granted clemency by Ohio Governor John Kasich. Hunter will be released in June 2019. Hunter’s lawyer, Tiffany Smith, Hunter received the news on… Read more »

Global Implications Of FOSTA by Meghan Peterson

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On April 11, 2018, the Stop Enabling Sex Traffickers Act (SESTA) and Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA) were signed into law. FOSTA/SESTA outlined new provisions to amend the Communications Decency Act; importantly, they note that websites can be prosecuted if they engage “in the promotion or facilitation of prostitution” or “facilitate traffickers in advertising the sale of unlawful sex… Read more »