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Desiree Alliance has a membership organization near you!

National:

Sex Workers' Outreach Project USA (SWOP)

East:

SWOP-NOLA

SWOP Boston

PONY (Prostitutes of New York)

SWOP-NY / SWANK (Sex Worker Action New York)

Different Avenues, Washington, DC

HIPS, Washington, DC

Midwest:

SWOP  Chicago

SWOP Michigan

West Coast:

SWOP Bay Area

St. James Infirmary

SWOP-LA

Bay Area Sex Workers' Advocacy Network

SWOP Northwest SWOP Seattle

Eastern Washington

Southwest:

SWOP Arizona

SWOP Las Vegas

APLE

Please see this link for other national and worldwide sex worker rights organizations.

Membership information:

Is your organization interested in becoming a member of the Alliance? Please email us at info@desireealliance.org . Membership means you and/or your organization believe in our mission statement below:

The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities, and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy, and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labour, and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

Our partners can be found here.

Our member organizations include, but are not limited to:

Sex Workers' Outreach Project, USA (SWOP-USA)
"Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy."

SWOP NW
SWOP NYC (also SWANK)
SWOP LA
SWOP Tuscon
SWOP LV (also SCAPA)
SWOP East

SWOP Chicago
SWOP Michigan
SWOP-NOLA

African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA)
The African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA) is a project housed at the Sex Worker Education & Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), an NGO based in Cape Town, South Africa. ASWA was formed to help bring an end to the human rights violations perpetrated against sex workers and to build in its place an enabling human rights environment in which sex workers enjoy the full scale of their rights. This includes being afforded equal protection of the law and opportunity to practice sex work without fear of prejudice in their communities.

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."

Bay Area Sex Workers' Advocacy Network
"Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network, is an organization in the San Francisco Bay Area which works to improve working conditions, increase benefits, and eliminate discrimination on behalf of individuals working within both legal and criminalized adult entertainment industries. The organization provides expert advice and sensitive and timely information to social service, policy reformers, media outlets, politicians including the San Francisco Task Force on Prostitution and Commission on the Status of Women (COSW) and law enforcement agencies dealing with sex workers."

Veronica Monet
"Veronica Monet graduated as an honor student from Oregon State University in 1982, with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Business Administration. After working in corporate settings for seven years, she spent the next 14 years acquiring experience with the practical and political aspects of sex work as an erotic model, porn actress, prostitute, escort, and courtesan. Ms. Monet has become very popular with the media and the public as her extensive television, radio, magazine, newspaper, book credits and lecture venues reveal!"

COYOTE
"COYOTE ("Call Off Your Tired Ethics") was founded by Margo St. James in 1973. COYOTE works for the rights of all sex workers: strippers, phone operators, prostitutes, porn actresses etc. of all genders and persuasions. COYOTE supports programs to assist sex workers in their choice to change their occupation, works to prevent the scapegoating of sex workers for AIDS and other STDs, and to educate sex workers, their clients and the general public about safe sex."

HIPS
"HIPS' mission is to assist female, male, and transgendered individuals engaging in sex work in Washington, DC in leading healthy lives. Utilizing a harm reduction model, HIPS' programs strive to address the impact that HIV/AIDS, STIs, discrimination, poverty, violence and drug use have on the lives of individuals engaging in sex work."

Always Growing!

 
The Desiree Alliance is a diverse, sex worker-led network of organizations, communities, and individuals across the US working in harm reduction, direct services, political advocacy, and health services for sex workers. We provide leadership and create space for sex workers and supporters to come together to advocate for human, labour, and civil rights for all workers in the sex industry.

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