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

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


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Oregon sex workers advocate for decriminalization, in their own words

Opinion: Portland Will Host the First Human Rights Commission Event for Oregon Sex Workers. Here’s Why.

Advocates Plan Ballot Initiative to Repeal Oregon’s 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

Reducing HIV Transmission Requires Decriminalizing Sex Work

Since When Are Consensual Sexual Relationships a Threat to National Security?

ACLU-NJ, Sex Workers Call for Decriminalizing Prostitution

Advocacy groups condemn last week’s arrest of sex workers at the foxy lady

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

Human rights for sex workers

Sex Workers’ Rights are Human Rights

From Margin to Center: Sex Work Decriminalization is 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..”

FNUSA Position Paper: Preventing Sex Trafficking Requires the Full Decriminalization of Sex Work (September 2021)

Freedom Network USA now supports sex workers’ rights

Freedom Network Stands in Support of Amnesty International Policy and Report Release

“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.

Assessing the uses and limitations of demand-based approaches in anti-trafficking

“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

Protecting the rights of sex workers

THE GAP REPORT 2014: Sex Workers

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

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

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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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