What We Do

  • Community Support Line – We operate a volunteer-staffed warmline where current and former sex workers, as well as activists and other seeking peer support can access direct support. Call (877)-776-2004 or learn more here.
  • Media — We respond to pressing news items effecting our sex worker communities by issuing press releases and statements. We connect local and national media contacts with members of our SWOP network to speak to issues affecting sex workers today. We maintain active social media, circulate toolkits, and broadcast webinars to educate the public and increase the capacity of sex worker rights advocates. To see our media impact, click here
  • Advocacy — On a national level, we have developed and are acting upon our 2016-18 Advocacy Agenda, a document which outlines priorities set by our local chapters. We help facilitate inter-organization research, campaigns, and projects. We support local advocacy efforts by providing resources, funding, signal boosting, and making connections with people engaged in similar work in other parts of the country.
  • Funding – We offer fiscal sponsorship to our Chapters and other local, sex-worker-led initiatives. In 2014, we awarded over $50,000 in grants which supported sex worker festivals, printing, outreach supplies, conference fees and travel, office space, and advocacy event costs. To see funding opportunities, click here
  • Mentoring and Leadership Development – We mentor and provide support to new organizers and initiatives directly and through on-line resources and peer-to-peer discussions. You can access our resources, learn about starting a chapter or project, and connect with us through this website.
  • Shared Infrastructure and Communications – We maintain media lists, websites, newsletter and webinar software, and social media that chapters can utilize in their work and to amplify their activism. In particular, we bottom-line coordination of Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and help new chapters and grassroots projects access toolkits to coordinate responses and take action in their region.