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Sex Work Rights exists to advocate for the destigmatization and full decriminalization of consensual adult sex work. We believe this is a human rights issue, on the forefront of what’s needed to form a kinder and more compassionate world. Social justice advocates and organizations the world over rally around this cause:

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A Public Hearing was held on July 15, 2021, for the Dignity, Protection and Human Rights of Sex Workers in Oregon

Website…
https://www.oregonsexworkers.com/

On YouTube…
https://youtu.be/LAUKuv1BAQE

On avstream.me…
https://www.avstream.me/oregonsexworkers

Oregon sex workers advocate for decriminalization, in their own words
https://www.opb.org/article/2021/07/19/oregon-paid-sex-legalization-advocacy-hearing/

Opinion: Portland Will Host the First Human Rights Commission Event for Oregon Sex Workers. Here’s Why.
https://www.portlandmercury.com/blogtown/2021/07/12/34979516/opinion-portland-will-host-the-first-human-rights-commission-event-for-oregon-sex-workers-heres-why

Advocates Plan Ballot Initiative to Repeal Oregon’s Prostitution Statutes
https://www.wweek.com/news/state/2021/06/04/advocates-plan-ballot-initiative-to-repeal-oregons-prostitution-statutes/

“The ACLU dares to create a more perfect union — beyond one person, party, or side. Our mission is to realize this promise of the United States Constitution for all and expand the reach of its guarantees.”

Sex Work is Real Work, and it’s Time to Treat it That Way
https://www.aclu.org/news/lgbt-rights/sex-work-is-real-work-and-its-time-to-treat-it-that-way/

Reducing HIV Transmission Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work
https://www.aclu.org/news/hiv/reducing-hiv-transmission-requires-decriminalizing-sex-work/

Since When Are Consensual Sexual Relationships a Threat to National Security?
https://www.aclu.org/blog/lgbt-rights/lgbt-nondiscrimination-protections/when-are-consensual-sexual-relationships-threat

ACLU-NJ, Sex Workers Call for Decriminalizing Prostitution
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/aclu-nj-sex-workers-call-decriminalizing-prostitution/

Advocacy groups condemn last week’s arrest of sex workers at the foxy lady
https://www.aclu.org/press-releases/advocacy-groups-condemn-last-weeks-arrest-sex-workers-foxy-lady

“Inspiring people against injustice to bring the world closer to human rights & dignity enjoyed by all.”

Human rights for sex workers
https://youtu.be/_D6J2psOv7Y

Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights
https://www.amnesty.org/en/latest/news/2015/08/sex-workers-rights-are-human-rights/

From Margin to Center: Sex Work Decriminalization is Racial Justice Issue
https://www.amnestyusa.org/from-margin-to-center-sex-work-decriminalization-is-a-racial-justice-issue/

“FNUSA is the largest coalition of experts and advocates providing a human-rights based approach to fighting human trafficking in the U.S..”

Freedom Network Stands in Support of Amnesty International Policy and Report Release
https://freedomnetworkusa.org/app/uploads/2017/01/Amnesty-International-Statement-05262016.pdf

“GAATW is a network of more than 80 non-governmental organisations from all regions of the world, who share a deep concern for the women, children, and men whose human rights have been violated by the criminal practice of trafficking in persons.”

Sex workers can tell you why sex work is work. Speak to them.
https://gaatw.org/blog/1052-sex-workers-can-tell-you-why-sex-work-is-work-speak-to-them

MOVING BEYOND ‘SUPPLY AND DEMAND’ CATCHPHRASES:
Assessing the uses and limitations of demand-based approaches in anti-trafficking
https://www.gaatw.org/publications/MovingBeyond_SupplyandDemand_GAATW2011.pdf

“UNAIDS leads and inspires the world to achieve its shared vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths.”

COVID-19 in prisons—a ticking time bomb
https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2020/may/20200513_prisons

Protecting the rights of sex workers
https://www.unaids.org/en/resources/presscentre/featurestories/2017/june/20170602_sexwork

THE GAP REPORT 2014: Sex Workers
https://www.unaids.org/sites/default/files/media_asset/06_Sexworkers.pdf

NYATN: “A team of human rights advocates bringing awareness to labor injustices and solutions through policy. Intersecting issues of gender, immigration and economy, NYATN highlights that human trafficking hits close to home for us all and chooses to amplify the voices of survivors.”

Why Decriminalize Sex Work
https://www.nyxt.nyc/ny-anti-trafficking-network/why-decriminalize-sex-workij/

Promote health | Keep the world safe | Serve the vulnerable

“WHO’s primary role is to direct international health within the United Nations’ system and to lead partners in global health responses.”

HIV/AIDS: Sex workers
https://www.who.int/hiv/topics/sex_work/en/

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Protests In Support Of Sex Workers Strike On International Women's Day

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 08: Sex workers joined by members of the public march through central London blocking traffic in busy areas during a City Wide sex workers 24 hour strike calling for the full decriminalisation of sex workers and recognition of rights like sick pay, pension provision and a guaranteed basic pay on International Womens day in London on March 8, 2020 in London, England. The Strike takes place on the third year that the strippers and sex workers branch of the United Voices of The World (UVW) union have gone on strike calling for the decriminalisation of sex workers, recognition of rights like sick pay, pension provision and a guaranteed basic pay alongside safety from crime like serious assaults that disproportionately effects women in the sex industries. (Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images)

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