Oregon Sex Workers Committee

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Who do you work with?

Sex worker, former sex workers and allies.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

We are sex-worker led. sex workers and former sex workers set policy. Sex workers and allies work on promoting policy and public education.

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

Working together effectively

finding time to meet and plan together

criminalisation of sex work

Police violence

Describe other areas of your work

We've held 2 sex worker human rights commission events. We plan to work on a statewide meeting.

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