US PROStitutes Collective

Who do you work with?

Female sex workers, families, partners and friends

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

Sex worker-led organization made up of sex workers & ex sex workers. We run the organization.

Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face

The two main challenges we face are increasing criminalization, and violence and stigma in the US. We are engaged in the fight for decriminalization through public events, legislative work and lobbying, and other work.

Describe other areas of your work

Policy work, holding public events and film screening, legislative work and lobbying, building connections with other sex work organizations, fighting legal cases

United States