Our own Stacey a while ago!

SWOP Sacramento joins Global Network

SWOP Sacramento | Global Network of Sex Work Projects http://www.nswp.org/members/north-america-and-the-caribbean/swop-sacramento#.VBC7kOS_efU.twitter

Melissa Gira Grant: The Work of Sex Work

Tired of being rescued?

When they help, somehow it doesn't seem to be us.

When they help, somehow it doesn’t seem to be us.

Evicted Tangail Sex Workers Struggle

http://newagebd.net/46046/evicted-tangail-sex-workers-struggle-for-re-establishing-brothel/#sthash.ZIAzipxJ.dpbs

Human Rights Watch Affirm Support Decreiminalisation

http://www.nswp.org/timeline/event/human-rights-watch-affirm-support-decriminalisation

A New SWOP Chapter Launches in Sacramento, California | Global Network of Sex Work Projects

A New SWOP Chapter Launches in Sacramento, California | Global Network of Sex Work Projects.

UK to the Bay Area: Sex Workers Win Justice and the Right to Work Safely

From the UK to the Bay Area

Sex Workers Win Justice and the Right to Work Safely

Friday, August 1

518 Valencia Street, San Francisco (16th Mission BART)

6:30pm Snacks, meet and greet Niki from London

7pm program starts

5-10$ donation, no one turned away

Guest speaker: Niki Adams, English Collective of Prostitutes.  Also, Alexandra Berliner, All of Us or

None; Rachel West, US PROStitutes Collective

Speakers will address:

How UK sex workers won against mass raids and closures instigated by police and property developers attempting to take over the historic red-light district of Soho, central London, England. This is a crucial victory for the SF Bay Area to know about, as many of us face speculators, evictions and gentrification.

·     The impact on sex workers’ safety of the recent FBI closure of Redbook, an online advertising venue.

·     The ground breaking victory winning compensation for rape for sex workers who were previously excluded from the California Victim Compensation Program.

·     A challenge by formerly incarcerated people (FIPs) to end discrimination in compensation for rape and domestic violence, problems with the compensation program including the system of restitution.

·      A successful campaign against increased criminalization of sex work: Bill SB 1388.

·      Stop the War on the Poor Campaign: how it strengthens our struggle for survival and against criminalization. Next steps and how you can be involved.

Called by: In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety, a project of US PROStitutes Collective and Legal Action for Women

Endorsed by: All of Us or None; BAY SWAN; California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Center for Sex and Culture; Coalition on Homelessness; Erotic Service Providers Union; Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Queer Strike;  Global Women’s Strike/Bay Area; SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project; Sin Barras; TGI Justice; Transgender Law Center; WRAP (Western Regional Advocacy Project)

415-626-4114   uspros@prostitutescollective.net   http://www.uspros.net

Desde el Reino Unido a la  Área de la Bahía
l@s Trabajadores del Sexo Ganan  Justicia y
el Derecho al Trabajo de forma segura
Viernes 1 de agosto
518 Valencia Street, San Francisco (16 de Misión BART)
6:30 Habrán Snacks, vengan a conocer y a saludar a Niki de Londres
El el programa inicia a las 19:00 horas
Se aceptan donaciones de $ 5-10, nadie será rechazado

Ponente invitado: Niki Adams, Colectivo Inglés de Prostitutas. También, Alexandra Berliner, Tod@s o Nadie; Rachel West, Colectiva de prostitutas estadounidenses

Los oradores abordarán:

·         Cómo es que l@s trabajadores del sexo del Reino Unido ganaron contra las redadas masivas y cierres instigados por la policía y los promotores inmobiliarios que intentan apoderarse del barrio histórico de la luz roja de Soho, en el centro de Londres, Inglaterra.

·         Esta es una victoria crucial para el área de la bahía de San Francisco a conocer, ya que muchos de nosotros nos enfrentamos a los especuladores, los desalojos y la gentrificación.

·         La victoria innovadora, indemnización para l@s trabajadores del sexo por violación que anteriormente estaban excluid@s del Programa de Compensación para Víctimas de California.

·         Como el reciente cierre del FBI de Redbook, un lugar de publicidad en línea, que ha afectado a la seguridad de l@s trabajadores del sexo.

·         Una campaña exitosa contra el aumento de la criminalización del trabajo sexual: Bill SB 1388.

·         La campaña: Alto a la guerra contra l@s pobrescómo se fortalece nuestra lucha por la supervivencia y en contra de la criminalización.
Próximos pasos y cómo puede participar.

LLamado por: In Defense of Prostitute Women’s Safety, a project of US PROStitutes Collective and Legal Action for Women.  Endosado por: All of Us or None; BAY SWAN; California Coalition for Women Prisoners; Center for Sex and Culture; Coalition on Homelessness; Erotic Service Providers Union; Legal Services for Prisoners with Children; Queer Strike;  Global Women’s Strike/Bay Area; SWOP (Sex Workers Outreach Project; Sin Barras; TGI Justice, Transgender Law Center; WRAP (Western Regional Advocacy Project)

415-626-4114   uspros@prostitutescollective.net   http://www.uspros.net

Know Your Rights Manual for the Sex Worker Community

Attached is the updated 2014 Transgender Know Your Rights: Criminal Law manual for sex workers. This manual provides valuable information for the sex worker community as  a whole and is a recommended read. Although we did not write the manual and have not fact checked the information in it. I believe it to come from reliable sources from within the Legal community, and knowing your rights is a must!!!

Sex Worker Know Your Rights Manual Criminal

Funding for Counseling Available for Sex Workers

Swop Sacramento now has counseling grant money for those Sex Workers in need of someone to talk to. If you’ve been attacked, are struggling with issues that are a result of the new laws or simply feel isolated and need to feel a connection with someone who will understand, we know therapists and funding to help. Each of us are worthy of leading a full productive life and yet the current climate in the US often hinders us from accessing medical care, or advice that would help us to stay safe and healthy. If you are in need, please reach out as we here for you. Your safety and well being is important to us as we believe that each life is important and no one deserves to be harmed.