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Demand for Sex Worker Rights!

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This event was created by Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-USA), a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. In 2009, sex workers from around the globe met gruesome […]

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Call To Action!

What: Protest Rally: Marcia Powell’s death, AZ Department of Corrections. When: Friday December 18th, 2009 NOON Where: AZ Department of Corrections 1601 West Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 Sex Worker’s and allies are coming together in front of the AZ Department of Corrections on December 18th, as part of International Day To End Violence Against […]

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An Unfortunate Fact

The Department of Justice has a branch known as the Office on Violence Against Women.   In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 1994) as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. VAWA is a comprehensive legislative package designed to end violence against women.  It’s focus is on sexual assault […]

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Schedule

December 17, 2009: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     El Presidio Park, 160 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ.   Performance art/art installation with the theme, “No Human Involved.”  The central image will be a physical representation of the Perryville Prison which will honor the Marcia Powell tragedy, a performance piece/die-in and live  music. 6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.  […]

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Know Your Legal Rights

We just added a whole new section called, “Your Legal Rights,” which contain links to the current Arizona laws against prostitution, an Emergency Response Worksheet, and a page entitled, “In Case of Arrest.”   Content courtesy of SWOP-Chicago.

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The Door’s Always Open

If you’re interested in attending a meeting of SWOP-Tucson, we periodically have meetings open to the public.   If you identify as a sex worker and are interesting in joining SWOP, you’re invited to our regular  meeting held on the first Wednesday of each month.  There is a screening process we use to ensure the safety […]

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Getting Ready for December 17th!

We are well underway to planning all the details for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers event which will be hosted by SWOP-Tucson this December 17th at Perrryville Prison (near Phoenix, Arizona) and Tucson, Arizona. Please stay tuned for more details, which will appear on the Dec. 17th Event page. In the […]

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