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Support for Sex Workers

SCAPA offers support to those who need it in the form of workshops, meetings, and general community. Please feel free to email us at email(at)swop-lv.org for moral support.

If you or someone you know is interested in exiting the sex industry, here are two links to peruse:

http://www.sexworkersanonymouswso.com/
http://www.coachingwithkat.com/

Your Rights

ACLU National
ACLU Nevada

Police Complaint Center

Resources

Please see "Resources" for profession-specific resources (I.e., resources for dancers, escorts, phone-sex operators, etc.).

Community support

Women's Development Center
WDC owns and maintains several homes and apartments throughout southern Nevada, providing modern, comfortable housing for low-income families and individuals.
4020 Pecos McLeod
Las Vegas, NV 89121
Business: (702) 796-7770
Fax: (702) 796-3007

HELP of Southern Nevada
We assist families and individuals throughout Southern Nevada to overcome barriers and attain self-sufficiency through direct services, training and referral to community resources.
1640 E. Flamingo Road #100
Las Vegas, NV 89119
Phone (702) 369-4357
Fax (702) 369-4089
Email info(a)helpsonv.org

Websites

Below we include several websites which offer different types of support to the sex worker community- from legal to spiritual.

Sex Workers Virtual Community
Chat, discussion, news, activism and community for current and former sex workers and their allies. Sex worker rights are human rights!


The Aphrodite Project
The Aphrodite Project is a series of new media artworks inspired by the cult of Aphrodite. Platforms, the latest series of work in The Aphrodite Project, is a pair of sandals that are both a conceptual homage to Aphrodite and her prostitute-priestesses as well as a practical object for the contemporary sex worker. An integrated system of shoes and online services, Platforms uses the latest technology to bring sex workers on par with other public workers, whose lives are valued highly because they work in dangerous professions that serve the needs of the community.


Best Practices Policy Project
The Best Practices Policy Project is an organization dedicated to creating excellence amongst organizations and advocates working with sex workers in the United States . We produce materials for policy environments, address research and academic concerns and provide NGOs with technical assistance. Everything that we do is guided by principles that protect the rights of people who engage in commercial sex in all its forms.


Different Avenues
Different Avenues is a tax-exempt, non-profit agency located in northwestern Washington, DC. We provide services to youth and young adults, ages 12 to 30 years, who are homeless or living in insecure housing. Many of our clients are transgendered, gay, lesbian or bisexual. We also help youth who themselves are parents, as well as parents of youth. We work with people who engage in street survival strategies, including sex for favors.


Escort Support
Welcome to the premier community site for escorts! Whether you're male or female, straight or GLBT, or even have a different adult entertainment occupation, you'll find this site to be an excellent resource for the info you need to effectively run your business and enhance your life. And we add new information and features regularly, so visit often!


Escort Watch
The sites focus is now on informing and advising not only on risk clients and bad workers, but also to bring you information on UK sex law, reputable and verified escorts, agencies, photographers and designers. Workers we know to be of good standing and who have been recommended by at least two of our members. If you are a “service provider” please register, it will give you access to private forums, and much more. The site is in its infancy, much of the previous material was considered out of date, so we welcome new submissions.


The Internet Escort's Handbook
The purpose behind this series is to encourage escorts to be smart in what they do and to do it well. There is no reason to take needless risks in this business, and no reason not to make as much money as you can, since this job has a relatively short shelf life. Clients complain about the lack of intelligent, pretty, level-headed, and reliable girls on the Net. I hope that more escorts become true businesswomen and not only satisfy this market demand, but attract quality clients, have good experiences, and become successful. To accomplish this, escorts must know how to take care of themselves, carefully screen potential clients, and develop a well thought-out marketing angle.


The Naked Truth
We believe that by challenging false stereotypes about exotic dancers and giving exotic dancers an avenue to participate in informed decision-making about their own work environments, as well as providing emotional support, we can empower exotic dancers to realize and materialize their own power and presence in this world because exotic dancers are entitled to safety, dignity, accurate representation, and disclosure like anyone else and because addressing the physical and emotional needs of some of our most marginalized women will increase choice and sexual empowerment for all women.


National Black List Bad Client List
National BLACKLIST is devoted to providing a platform of safety for independent female escorts and escort agencies. By reporting incidents to National BLACKLIST such as threats, verbal or physical abuse, violence, rip offs, wasted time, pranksters, or withholding money, female escorts can give each other valuable and timely information to make their lives more safe and secure! This is especially true for independent escorts and massage girls who do incall services.


Network of Sex Work Projects
In 1991 an informal alliance of sex workers and organizations that provide services to sex workers formed as the Network of Sex Work Projects. NSWP is a legally constituted international organisation for promoting sex workers' health and human rights. With member organizations in more than 40 countries, the Network develops partnerships with technical support agencies to work on independently-financed projects. This site is full of resources, articles, etc.
http://www.nswp.org


International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe
The legal body to organise the conference is the ‘International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), registered in the Netherlands.
The main goals of the foundation are to bring Sex Workers and their allies together on an international level:
• to further the social acceptance and respect for sex workers
• to guarantee their civil rights
• to organise the support of allies

The foundation also works on ending the sexual stigma of women, gays and lesbians and transgender people and in general to promote the self-determination of women. The foundation tries to reach these goals by:
• the building of international networks of Sex Workers and their allies to improve or abolish oppressive laws
• promoting communication and information sharing through internet and on paper
• organizing conferences, study groups and meetings.

http://www.sexworkeurope.org


Sex Workers' Outreach Project
Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP) focuses on improving the lives of sex industry workers by promoting safety, dignity and diversity in sex work and fosters an environment that affirms individual choices and occupational rights.
http://www.swop-usa.org


The Sex Workers Project
Created in December 2001, the Sex Workers Project is the first program in New York City and in the country to focus on the provision of legal services, legal training, documentation, and policy advocacy for sex workers. Using a harm reduction and human rights model, the SWP protects the rights and safety of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain in the industry.
http://www.sexworkersproject.org


Sin City Chamber of Commerce

Imagine a Chamber of Commerce that is inclusive, a Chamber that embraces all businesses and offers opportunities to all.  A new concept in Networking. The Sin City Chamber of Commerce is a member-based business organization located in Las Vegas and created to promote with equality, respect and fairness the businesses that provide the products and services that Sin City Las Vegas is noted for worldwide.
Newsletter July 2006 (pdf)


The Storm Project

STORM, Sex Trade Opportunities for Risk Minimization, a legal 501c3 non-profit organization, is a unit of Project Prosper.™  Our program is a harm reduction (What is Harm Reduction?) based Educational and Counseling Program with a specific focus on issues related to sex work, sex workers and the sex industry.  We encourage you to use our visitors' guide for more information about this site and for a detailed listing of our offerings.


Tantra Quest: Ancient wisdom and skills for the modern priestess

Located on the Big Island of Hawaii in Puna. Come learn and play in paradise as you up-level your life with the gentle, transformational wisdom of Tantra.


 

Sex Workers' Rights are Human Rights! Do you care about your right to work in the sex industry? Are you tired of laws that punish people for how they earn a living? Join with other activists to change the laws and stand up for your rights! Visit www.desireealliance.org

 
 

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