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November 2016

October 2016

To Fight Sex Trafficking, Decriminalize Sex Work

By | 2017-03-21T22:13:54+00:00 October 7th, 2016|Hear Our Voice, News|

Sacramento, CA. USA - October 6, 2016 -The Sex Workers Outreach Project of Sacramento is alarmed by today’s raid on Backpage.com’s Dallas offices and the arrest of their CEO, Carl Ferrer, and controlling shareholders Michael Lacey and James Larkin. It concerns us that the discourse around this arrest conflates consensual sex work with sexual exploitation, [...]

August 2015

Amnesty International Adopts a Policy to Support the Decriminalization of Sex Work

By | 2017-03-21T22:13:56+00:00 August 11th, 2015|Educational, Events, Hear Our Voice, Information, News, Research|

In a historical moment in our history, today Amnesty International adopted a policy supporting the decriminalization of prostitution.  The Sex Workers Outreach Project, Sacramento joins our colleagues around the world in celebrating the adoption of the Draft Policy On Sex Work at the International Committee Meeting of Amnesty International. “Amnesty International is the largest and [...]

July 2015

A Statement of Support for Heather and the Death of Neal Falls.

By | 2017-03-21T22:13:56+00:00 July 28th, 2015|Hear Our Voice, News|

I am Kristen DiAngelo, a survivor of sex trafficking, beatings, and sexual assault and a sex worker who uses the internet to meet clients. I first want to express my solidarity and support for Heather, the woman who courageously shot and killed Neal Falls when he assaulted her. Heather worked as a sex worker via [...]

San Francisco Sex Worker Film and Arts Fest

By | 2015-07-25T22:45:01+00:00 July 25th, 2015|Events, Hear Our Voice|

This year, once again, the amazing Carol Leigh hit it out of the park when it came to presenting sex worker films and art in a unique, honest, and informative manner. Sacramento Swop had a large attendance at the film festival and stayed for the incredible discussion afterwards about Human Trafficking and the current laws [...]

May 2015

Come Visit SWOP Booth at Sacramento Gay Pride 2015

By | 2017-03-21T22:13:57+00:00 May 25th, 2015|Events, Hear Our Voice, News|

SWOP Sacramento will have a fundraising booth at Sacramento Pride on June 6, 2015 on the Capitol Mall. There we will we will be selling items and seeking donations for our upcoming project The Haven. The Haven will be the first drop in center for sex workers by sex workers in Sacramento area. We believe [...]

Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution

By | 2017-03-21T22:13:58+00:00 May 23rd, 2015|Hear Our Voice, News|

Condoms as evidence of prostitution in the United States and the criminalization of sex work Margaret H Wurth, Rebecca Schleifer, Megan McLemore, Katherine W Todrys, and Joseph J Amon§ Author information ► Article notes ► Copyright and License information ► The vulnerability of sex workers and transgender women to HIV infection is a result of [...]