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.
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 →
Rachel West from the sex worker’s organization US PROStitutes Collective (US PROS) and Alex Berliner from All of US or None (AOUON), an organization of formerly incarcerated people, recently participated in the Desiree Alliance Conference: The Sex Worker Rights Movement: … Continue reading →
Action Alert from the US PROStitutes Collective URGENT: The vote on the New Hampshire Bill HB1614 to decriminalize prostitution was postponed last week and will be voted on tomorrow February 17! Legislators are hearing from people in NH opposed to … Continue reading →