SEP. 2007 • Issue 6
Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE) Policy Brief: Implications of U.S. Policy Restrictions for Programs Aimed at Commercial Sex Workers and Victims of Trafficking Worldwide (PDF).
This document is from November 2005, but remains an accurate overview of the anti-prostitution pledge and what it means. The document includes recommendations for lawmakers.
Sex workers of Apizaco, Tlaxcala, Mexico meet with the Zapatistas’ Other Campaign (2006)
English: www.allwomencount.net/EWC Sex Workers/MexicoSexWorkersEnglish.htm
Español: www.allwomencount.net/EWC Sex Workers/MexicoSexWorkersSpanish.htm
Addressed to sex workers and supporters of the Zapatistas’ Other Campaign (a movement of marginalized people against capitalism and allied with the massive teachers’ strike in Oaxaca), the CNUC (Women’s Rights Network Collective) of Apizaco, in the state of Tlaxcala, Mexico, calls for sex workers across Mexico to fight for their rights together.
A coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists, professional sex educators, and supporters working to reinvigorate the U.S. sex workers’ rights movement.
A magazine for sex workers, sex worker outreach and labor rights.
Bound, Not Gagged
A blog for sex workers to respond to the way they are portrayed in the media in the wake of the Deborah Jeane Palfrey scandal.
The Manual (PDF, 2002)
Tips for providers planning services for male sex workers. Compiled by the European Network Male Prostitution, which lost funding in 2003 and dissolved into Correlation, the European Network Social Inclusion and Health.
Sex Worker Health and Rights: Where is the Funding? (PDF, 2006)
This report from Sexual Health and Rights Project (SHARP) of the Open Society Institute examines issues related to current international funding of sex worker projects.
Research for Sex Work
Annual journal for the exchange of ideas, experiences, observations and research on sex work and HIV prevention, published by the Network of Sex Work Projects.
Best Practices Policy Project
Practical guides for how to make your advocacy and organization more accountable to diverse communities of sex workers.
Safety in the Workplace: OSHA Interventions Could Make a Difference (2007)
Veteran activist Priscilla Alexander’s detailed proposal for how to improve working conditions in the field of sex work, both for labor rights and to prevent HIV and violence.
End Demand Fact Sheet
Sex worker activist critique of “end demand” programs, such as John’s Schools or efforts to arrest clients instead of sex workers, which increase workers’ risk for violence and HIV, and channel hard-won social service funding into policing efforts.
Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA
A national network of grassroots sex worker activist groups.
Live Nude Girls Unite! (2000, available on DVD and VHS)
This political documentary with a sexy sense of humor tells the story of how exotic dancers at San Francisco’s Lusty Lady unionized their shop.
Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT)
Cape Town, South Africa, sex worker activist group.
Links en Español:
Red de Trabajadoras Sexuales de Latinoamerica y el Caribe
Network of sex worker activist groups in Latin America and the Caribbean.
“Atreverse a cruzar fronteras: Migrantes como protagonistas” (PDF, 2006)
An academic article by Laura María Agustín about the rights of migrant sex workers, with a bibliography of research about sex work and migration.
Controles sanitarios obligatorios violan los derechos de trabajadoras sexuales
News article about sex workers’ human rights in Mexico City.
Asociacion de Mujeres Meretrices de la Argentina (ammar)
Sex workers in Argentina united to defend their human rights.