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Crystal DeBoise’s “Human Trafficking and Sex Work: Foundational Social Work Principles”

NYATN member Crystal DeBoise, co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, wrote an article on Human Trafficking and Sex Work: Foundational Social Work Principles for Meredians: feminism, race, transnationalism.  Ms. DeBoise’s writes in part: “We have also found that [foundational social-work] values are often not applied to those who have been involved in sex work and human trafficking, most likely because of the emotionally triggering subject matter and the ubiquitous stigma of being involved in the sex industry. However, using the foundational principles of modern social work is required if our work with survivors of human trafficking and sex workers is to be effective and empowering.”  Read more….

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NYATN to Present at United Nations 57th Session on the Commission on the Status of Women

Update: Thank you to those who attended our successful CSW57 Event!  See you next year!

Panelists Shani Jamila, Sienna Baskin, Avaloy Lanning, and Suzanne Tomatore

Panelists Shani Jamila, Sienna Baskin, Avaloy Lanning, and Suzanne Tomatore

CSW57 Panel

NYATN will present an NGO Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Forum Parallel Event, “Promoting Human Rights and Ending Trafficking in Persons,” on March 7, 2013 at 8:30 am in honor of Women’s History Month.

Trafficking in persons continues as a severe violation of human rights around the world. Women and girls, in particular, are vulnerable to human trafficking in a variety of sectors, and they experience coercion, abuse, and a climate of fear in their work. This panel will feature discussion by program and policy experts as they examine the dynamics of vulnerabilities, and the promotion of human rights-based and long-term solutions to trafficking in persons.

Kindly RSVP.

Previous CSW Parallel Events include:

NYATN contributed to The Opportunity Agenda’s new report on “Immigration and Gender: An Analysis of Public Opinion and Media Coverage”

NYATN contributed to The Opportunity Agenda’s new report on “Immigration and Gender: An Analysis of Public Opinion and Media Coverage” and will present this research and recommendations in a webinar/telebriefing on Wednesday, February 13, 2013.  Speakers include NYATN member Sienna Baskin, co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.

UJC’s Sex Workers Project Releases New Report on Human Trafficking Pipeline from Mexico to New York City

Today, NYATN member Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center announces its release of its new report “The Road North: The Role of Gender, Poverty and Violence in Trafficking from Mexico to the U.S.”  The report “identifies root causes of this trafficking pipeline, alongside first-­‐hand accounts.”  It makes specific policy recommendations for both the Mexican and U.S. governments and makes recommendations for non-governmental organizations with an eye towards trafficking prevention.  Click here for more information.  Also available in Spanish.

NYATN Member Sienna Baskin in the News

NYATN member Sienna Baskin, co-director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, was quoted in an The Christian Science Monitor‘s cover story on “Human Trafficking: A Misunderstood Global Scourge.”  The article says in part:

“‘To throw the net and label all prostitution as trafficking is too broad,’ says Sienna Baskin, codirector of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, a group that provides services to commercial sex workers – those who have been trafficked as well as those who say they were not manipulated into prostitution. ‘It doesn’t recognize that people have a really wide array of experiences in commercial sex; it also means that you’re trying to put the same solution on a bunch of different problems.'” Read the article here.

NYATN Member and Sex Workers Project Attorney Lynly Egyes in the News

NYATN member Lynly Egyes, attorney at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, is quoted in the Times Ledger‘s piece, “Panel Hears LGBT Options.” The article states in part: “Depending on their circumstances, LGBT immigrants can also apply for visas if they are victims of a crime, trafficked or have been abused by a parent and cannot return to their home country, Egyes said.”  Read more here.

Urban Justice Center’s Petition on the “No Condoms as Evidence Bill”

Urban Justice Center created a petition in support of New York’s “No Condoms as Evidence Bill:”

Over 27,000 people already sent letters to the NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg asking him  to tell police forces to stop considering condoms as evidence of intent to commit any crime and by making public statements declaring that no one should be afraid to practice safe sex in their city.

“Now, a bill in the state legislature would make it illegal to use condoms as evidence of intent to commit the crime of prostitution.”

Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, the New York Anti-Trafficking Network, and others have been advocating in support of the No Condoms as Evidence of Prostitution bill (S323/A1008).  The bill passed the Codes Committee and is now on the floorShow your support: Please vote YES on Assembly Bill A1008/Senate Bill S323.

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