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Written by Ida Mojadad The San Francisco Standard Published Dec. 10, 2022 • 7:30pm Sex workers in San Francisco first staged a direct action more than 100 years ago. | Ida Mojadad/The Standard In 1917, hundreds of San Francisco sex workers confronted a … Continue reading
https://sfbayview.com/2022/07/california-repeals-discriminatory-loitering-for-prostitution-law/ July 26, 2022 by Rachel West, US PROStitutes Collective There is a wave of change in the US on the rights of sex workers and it is growing. A slew of laws challenging the criminalization of sex work are … Continue reading
On July 14th 2021 US PROStitutes Collective launched a new Know Your Rights campaign and booklet for sex workers and formerly incarcerated people. The booklet focuses on hard won laws and policies that have to do with protection, justice and … Continue reading
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Announcing New Campaign & Booklet!Know Your Rights To: Protection, Justice, CompensationFor Sex Workers & Formerly Incarcerated PeopleLaunch Day: Wednesday July 14th 202110am PT/ 11am MT / 1pm ET The campaign aims to publicize policies and laws won by grassroots sex … 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
The High Court in Ontario, Canada, yesterday abolished the laws banning street soliciting (communicating for the purposes of prostitution), working together from premises (bawdy house) and living off the avails of prostitution as they make sex workers more vulnerable to … Continue reading