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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 »

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 »

How to be an Ally to Sex Workers (Korean)

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How To Be An Ally to Sex Workers-  Coyote RI 성노동자와 연대하는 법 1) Don’t Assume that you know why a person is in the sex industry.  Most people make a choice to enter the sex industry because it is the best option for them.  Many sex workers only have to work a few hours a week because sex work… Read more »

WAVAW- To The Sex Worker Community – We Owe You An Apology

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    July 18, 2018 To the sex worker community, As an organization, we always say that systems and perpetrators of violence need to be held accountable. This is no different when we have enacted harm ourselves. Today, we’re writing this letter to take accountability. We have taken actions that have caused harm to sex workers, and it is important… Read more »

Sex Trafficking Inside the Trump Campaign- This is not Fake News

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  How a future Trump Cabinet member gave a serial sex abuser the deal of a lifetime Then– January 2018: Trump declares January ‘National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month’ Wait for it —- February 2018: Trump Campaign Co-Chair Sentenced to 20 Years for Trafficking Minors and Sexual Abuse Some of his criminal behavior occurred during the campaign. ByTom Boggioni / Raw Story February 12, 2018, … Read more »

Update from the Ninth Circuit ESPLERP v GASCON (#16-15927) Jan 2018

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Today we announced that we have filed a petition in the Ninth Circuit for a rehearing “en banc” (before an eleven-judge panel) asking the full Ninth Circuit Court to reconsider the dismissal of ESPLERP v Gascon [case #16-15927], which challenged California’s anti-prostitution law Penal Code 647(b) on the grounds that it is unconstitutional. You can read the latest filing and… Read more »