Tag Archives: Sex Worker Rights

International Sex Workers Day in RI- June 2nd 2018

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Taking back the neighborhood, Rally Against Criminalization Rally! A huge thank you to Sophia Wright & Ria Moni & Julianna Brown for helping to organize this event. Thank you to Christopher Johnson for being our  MC, and all our volunteers and speakers. A special thank you to our community who came out to support sex workers rights. We arrived at Roger Williams Memorial… Read more »

Sex Trafficking and the Sex Industry in the United States 2017

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Policing Modern Day Slavery in RI 2014-2016

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  Coyote RI surveyed 63 RI sex workers from 2014-2016, and 24% of them reported being robbed, raped or assaulted by the police  

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- 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 »

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 »

What Everyone Can Learn from Sex Workers About How to Screen Dates

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What Everyone Can Learn from Sex Workers About How to Screen Dates by Allison Tierney As dating apps such as Tinder have become standard, some of us who’ve partaken have likely met up with a complete stranger before with little to no screening process. Going on a date with a stranger can be pretty nerve-wracking in terms of safety, which… 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 »

Sex Workers Oppose HR 1865

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Sex Workers Oppose HR 1865.  This horrible bill will censor the internet and remove our right to free speech. In 2016 there were only 1007 sex trafficking cases, and only 595 of them were confirmed and cleared,  so in reality, there were only 595 sex trafficking cases for the entire country in 2016.   This is an irrational response and does… Read more »