Tag Archives: Sex Worker Rights

International Sex Worker Rights Day 2022

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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 »

Coalition condemns Cranston Police’s perpetuating anti-Asian violence and whorephobia by charging 11 alleged sex trafficking victims and calling it “rescue”

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Coalition condemns Cranston Police’s perpetuating anti-Asian violence and whorephobia by charging 11 alleged sex trafficking victims and calling it “rescue”    COYOTE RI, in coalition with The Womxn’s Project, and several other organizations, condemns the raids on six Cranston massage parlors on the evening of June 17 and stands with the 11 alleged sex trafficking victims who were charged in… Read more »

COVID-19 Sex Worker Harm Reduction Resources (U.S. Based)

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COVID-19 Sex Worker Harm Reduction Resources (U.S. Based) By COYOTE RI This document was originally created on March 16th, 2020,  by a former CoyoteRI intern.  Coyote has been continually updating it, so check back on this link soon for more information! SWers, share freely. If you wish to have a resource added, please contact @coyoteri or email info@coyoteri.org– Media inquires… Read more »

Coyote RI 2020 Policy Agenda

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  This Policy Agenda promotes a rights-based approach, whereby consenting adults in the sex industry are neither perpetrators in need of punishment nor victims in need of rescue, but rather individuals with rights who are   free to make their own choices about their bodies and sexual behavior guaranteed all human rights and civil liberties, including the freedom of speech,… Read more »

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers 2019

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers- 10 Years of Organizing Under Criminalization  In 2003, renowned sexologist, educator, and former sex worker Annie Sprinkle organized the first “International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers.” Today we mourn for the 48  sex workers who were lost to violence in 2019 and we renew our commitments to the on-going struggle… 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 »

2 NH Prostitution Raids, 25 Asian Migrant Sex Workers at Risk of ICE

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2 NH prostitution raids, 25 Asian migrant sex workers at risk of ICE Let’s take a look at how the police frame this ” Two homes in the city one in a middle-class neighborhood  were used as houses of prostitution in a sex trafficking ring that involved as many as two dozen Chinese women under the control of a Concord… Read more »

Best Practices for Connecting “People Involved in the Sex Industry” with Services (Korean)

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Best Practices for Connecting “People Involved in the Sex Industry” with Services (Korean)   성노동자 지원 활동을 위한 가이드라인 Our Mission is to provide a nonjudgmental, safe and supportive environment that allows “the client” time to decide what they want next and what steps they need to take to get gain stability.   Our goal is to provide enough information and… Read more »

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2018 Memorial List

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  1) Brandi Seals, a 26-year-old Black transgender woman,  who was a sex worker was murdered  on December 13th, 2017, in Houston TX 2)   Christa Leigh Steel Knudslien, a 42-year-old white transgender woman, who was a sex worker,  was beaten with a hammer and stabbed in the back by her husband, on January 5th, 2018 in Pittsfield, MA 3)  Viccky Gutierrez, a Latina transgender woman in her… Read more »

The 2018 USA International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event List

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  Atlanta GA Atlanta SWerfs and Allies-  December 17th, 2018 @ 6 pm Vigil @ 4425 Fulton Industrial Blvd, Atlanta, GA 30341 Anchorage, AK 12/16/2018 @ 6 pm to 9 pm 233 E 5th Ave Anchorage AK 9950 Asheville, NC 12/17/2018 @ 7pm-9pm  More info and RSVP Here SWOP Baltimore, MD 12/17/2018 6 pm – 8:30 pm More information and RSVP on… Read more »