The US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) is a multiracial network of women who work or have worked in different areas of the sex industry. Founded in 1982, US PROS campaigns for the decriminalization of prostitution and for justice, protection and resources so that no woman, young person or man is forced into prostitution through poverty or violence.
July 6, 2017 6:00 AM CBS SF Bay Area SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — “Did you f*** her first or did you pay her first?” a man nonchalantly asked his friend outside a cluster of massage parlors on Kearny Street in … Continue reading →
Please see Action Alert issued by the English Collective of Prostitutes, sister organization of US PROS, and share it with your networks on social media and contacts. Also see sample letter below that you can adapt and send in to … Continue reading →
US PROS took part in the IWS in Oakland with women in 50 other countries participating. We spoke at the main rally (see video link) at Oscar Grant Plaza, which was packed with thousands of people, and our statement was … Continue reading →
Decriminalization would: 1. Increase safety. Police crackdowns break up safety networks. Raids, arrests and prosecutions make it harder for sex workers to collectively assert their rights to better working conditions. Street workers are forced into isolated areas and … Continue reading →
A lawsuit led by Erotic Service Provider Legal, Education & Research Project (ESPLERP) calls for the removal of California Penal Code 647(b), which criminalizes soliciting or engaging in prostitution. This law is used for most prostitution-related arrests in California. The court case … Continue reading →
BACKGROUND ● The criminalization of sex work has a devastating impact on the lives of sex workers, overwhelmingly women, and their families. It increases vulnerability to violence, discrimination and exploitation, and stigmatization. Millions face arrest, imprisonment, deportation, being separated from … Continue reading →