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SWOP Chapters
East (MN,NC,NY)
Las Vegas
New York
Los Angeles/UCLA

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Initiatives to “end demand” for prostitution harm women and undermine service programs!

End Demand Fact Sheet

Diversity Statement

The Desiree Alliance conference organizers are committed to support for representation and inclusiveness of cultural, racial, economic, age, and gender identity. Please read our Diversity Statement and join our efforts to build a respectful, diverse, and strong sex worker movement.


Legislators of this century have continued to fail to realise that prostitutes are not a special breed of women with compulsions to indulge in criminal behaviour... socially, culturally and psychologically prostitute[s] pursue lifestyles little different to the millions of other single working women, wives and mothers in the... community. Popular mythology keeps prostitute[s] separated from other women in people's minds, while the law, founded as it is in 19th century puritanism, keeps them separated in the social order.**

-Working girls: prostitutes, their life and social control by Roberta Perkins


The only solution to the oppression of women exploited as prostitutes is a political elimination of the very notion of female sexual/ economic transgression (chosen or forced) by granting all women the same rights, liberties and protections against violation as those to which human beings in general...are entitled. All women’s rights are attached to prostitutes’ rights because the whore stigma can disqualify any woman’s claim to legitimacy and throw suspicion on any woman accused of economic and/or sexual initiative. **

-Pheterson, G. (1996) The Prostitution Prism, Amsterdam University Press, Amsterdam. P. 105

** Desiree Alliance would like to emphasize that although these quotes mention women, we acknowledge the challenges of, and support and work for the rights of, all genders equally.






Civil, Labor, and Human Rights for All Sex Workers

6th National Desiree Alliance Conference

The Sex Worker Rights Movement:  
Addressing Justice

July 10-15th , 2016 
New Orleans, LA

Hosted by Women With A Vision, BreakOut and SWOP NOLA

Registration Opening Soon

Donate to the
Desiree Alliance General Fund

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We greatly appreciate all contributions of any amount. As you can imagine producing a national conference is very expensive, Our registration fees are very low to encourage attendance from diverse communities, so we rely on the support of volunteers and contributors like you.Thank you so much for supporting the Desiree Alliance Conference!

Donate directly to Desiree Alliance at SEE

If you prefer, you can donate by visiting the link above with information about payment by credit card and check. It's important to ensure that you type in "Desiree Alliance" as the project name when filling out your credit card information.

Your credit card statement will say "Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs."

Please, also email a note so that we can track your donation. Email us at The subject with be "Desiree donation through SEE" Please include your name and donation amount in the email.

If a you prefer to donate by check or money order, you can send mail to:

Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs
23532 Calabasas Rd, Suit A
Calabasas, CA 91302

Please email us, as above, so we can track your donations at

Checks/money orders must be made payable to SEE with Desiree Alliance in the memo.

December 17th
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

This event was created to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers all over the globe. Originally conceived by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and launched by Robyn Few and the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington.

Click for more information about events around the globe,
in rememberance of sex workers.


Check out our Community Page

Conference planning time is almost here! We are be seeking volunteers to help plan and coordinate our July 2016 conference including fundraisers, people experienced in social media and outreach, grant writers, videograhers and more to help us. Please email us if you are interested in volunteering
Please put "Volunteer" in the subject line.

Sharmus Outlaw and Darby Hickey
Sex Workers at the International Conference of AIDS, Washington, D.C., July 2012

You can follow up on conference action!
Sign the "Call to Change U.S. Policy
on Sex Work and HIV"

We honor
Robyn Few
who passed after a long battle with cancer.


Significance of the Red Umbrella

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Sex Workers WANT to Stop Trafficking 
Watch now on YouTube!

Black Women for Wellness
Leads Reproductive Justice Movement Campaign

against California's Prop 35, an initiative targeting people of color, youth, drug users, sex workers, immigrants, homeless people and other vulnerable commuities.


Call for Volunteers and Support
Women with a Vision, New Orleans!!

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Past conferences

"Working Sex: Power, Practice, and Politics"
July 25th to 30th, Las Vegas, Nevada
Conference 2010 :: CFP 2010
Schedule 2010 :: Speakers' List 2010

Logistics 2010

"Pulling Back the Sheets: Sex, Work, and Social Justice"
July 16-20, Chicago
Conference 2008 :: CFP 2008
Schedule 2008 :: Speakers' List 2008

Logistics 2008

"Sex Work: Culture, Policy, and Benefits; Exploring the Lives of Sex Workers and their Diverse Realities"
July 14-27, San Francisco
Convergence 2007 :: CFP 2007
Schedule 2007 :: Speakers' List 2007

Logistics 2007

"Re-visioning Prostitution Policy: Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging Criminalization"
July 9-12, Las Vegas
Conference 2006 :: CFP 2006
Schedule 2006 :: Speakers' List 2006
Logistics 2006

Conference Feedback
2007 Conference Feedback
"I have never in my life experienced such energy!"

2006 Conference Feedback  
"I can't say thanks enough. This was life changing-I'll be at the next 
one if time, money, and the universe allows!!!!"

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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. For further information call (702) 701-0055 or email

*Donations: Desiree Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Please make checks payable to SEE/Desiree Alliance. If you are donating by credit card, please note that Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs, or a variation of SEE, will show up on your credit card statement. Your donation is tax deductible.

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