Desiree Alliance presents
"Re-visioning Prostitution Policy:
Creating Space for Sex Worker Rights and Challenging
by the Desiree Alliance in conjunction with BAYSWAN, SWOP-USA, COYOTE, Best Practices Policy Project,
in collaboration with University of Nevada, Las Vegas, Department of
Sociology and Department of Women's Studies and the Women's Research
Institute of Nevada July 9-12 2006 Las
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Conference in the News
The conference was a
closed-to-the-public affair, but we did hold a press
conference on the Thursday after the conference. Here
is a list of articles from google
A coalition of sex
workers, social scientists, professional sex educators, health
professionals and their supporting networks held a conference in Las
Vegas, Nevada, on July 9-12, 2006.
This conference brought together sex workers and sex worker advocates
and allies interested in working toward decriminalization of
prostitution in the U.S., and provided training/networking resources for
advocates, created spaces for dialogue among workers and between
workers, supporters, academics and policy makers, attempted to
most pressing needs, and enabled collaboration on strategies for social and
political change on local, state, and national levels. The focus was to
develop strategies and skills for ending the criminalization of sex work
and sex workers. The goal was to empower sex workers and their
advocates/allies with the knowledge, strength, confidence, and capacity
to put these practices into action.
Desiree Alliance conference organizers arere 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.
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Alliance is a coalition of sex workers, health professionals, social scientists,
professional sex educators and their supporting networks. We seek to
encourage a better understanding of human sexuality by promoting ethical
and unbiased research into sexual subcultures; to promote saner and more
sensible approaches to policies relating to adult sexual health and
behavior. We use this information to educate and empower the public to
have healthy and rational attitudes about sexuality.
Alliance is a Project of Social and Environmental Entrepreneurs (SEE), a