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The US Fails to Protect Undocumented Kids from Exploitation

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As I was driving down 95 in Rhode Island,  heading south on Friday, May 25th, 2017,  I spotted ICE getting off at exit 16- Elmwood Avenue. I wanted to show everyone,  an example of what REAL human trafficking looks like. Our current system is not set up to help or protect these victims, especially during Trump’s reign. This tells the… Read more »

After Fosta, It’s like Hunger Games on Sex Workers

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The passing of Fosta (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act)  is a hate crime. Congress is trying to kill Sex Workers! After FOSTA Slideshow Following the passage of SESTA,  a sex worker-led organization 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… Read more »

“Take Back the Neighborhood: Rally Against Criminalization”

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  Coyote RI Supportline 401-525-8757 SWOP USA SUPPORT LINE 877-776-2004 Tool Kit updated 4/15/18 If you want to access some of these sites you will need to use a VPN (Very private network) browser like TOR. We will try to update this list as often as possible. Escorts: Why it’s Important to Read Terms of Use & Privacy Policies Your… Read more »

After FOSTA- Many of the Systems and Institutes that are Supposed to Protect us are Sent to Erase us

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“Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at her.”  “Congress is Tying to Kill Sex Workers and Disconnect Them From their Community and Vital Support Services”  by Bella Robinson, executive director of Coyote RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) April 6th, 2018 FOSTA (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) is a war on poor women.  This hate crime is being sponsored by… Read more »

US Sex Workers Affected #AfterFosta- Next Steps

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Understanding Sesta & Fosta (Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act) March 22st, 2018 The war on US sex worker is real and it’s on steroids.  Cityvibe.com shut down yesterday, The Erotic Review removed all their US escort ads today and then   Reddit’s like r/hooker Indie forum, Parts of Verify Him,  and Craigslist just shut down their dating section.  On March 23rd, 2018 our community lost Men4rent.com  … Read more »

Whitewashing Abolition: Race, Displacement, and Combating Human Trafficking

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Since the passing of the 2000 UN Palermo Protocol, efforts to combat human trafficking have received concerted attention from global governance agencies, nation-states, civil society, academic institutions, faith communities, the private sector, and even Hollywood actors and NFL quarterbacks. Brown University’s Center for the Study of Slavery and Justice (CSSJ) Human Trafficking research cluster, founded in 2015, situates these interventions… Read more »

Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era

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Righting Carceral Feminism’s Wrongs in a #MeToo Era- March 6th, 2018 Note: This event is now full. No further RSVPs are being accepted. Carceral feminism sees law enforcement as the primary solution to gender-based violence. When the United States passed the Violence Against Women Act in 1994, it was seen as a landmark bill to finally address domestic violence. The… Read more »

Coyote RI Supports #SheDecides

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  Together we are standing up and speaking out, changing the rules and unlocking the resources that are essential for every girl and every woman – everywhere – to be free. We are inviting everyone who supports the values and principles of SheDecidesto sign the manifesto, become a Friend of #SheDecides and take an action for change – big or small – in your community. THE MANIFESTO SIGN THE MANIFESTO… Read more »

International Sex Worker Rights Day- March 3rd, 2018

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International Sex Worker Rights Day History: This 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.  The event was organized by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over… Read more »