Individuals and organizations become members of the Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade by agreeing to the Mission Statement and the Values/Principles Statement. Membership does not necessarily indicate agreement with every campaign or specific policy position of the Coalition except the Mission Statement and the Values/Principle Statement.
Below is the current (as of October 2019) list of organizational members of the Coalition:
- API Chaya
- BABES Network
- Church of Harm Reduction
- Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence
- Entre Hermanos
- Gender Justice League
- Green Light Project
- Lavender Rights Project
- Legal Voice
- Northwest Network
- Rad Care
- Sexual Violence Legal Services
- Surge Reproductive Justice
- SWOP Seattle
- Trans Health Law Project
Member Organization Profiles
Aileen’s is a peer-centered organizing and hospitality space located in Federal Way for women working along the Pac Hwy. This is the area south of Seattle stretching from around SEATAC airport to the south end of King County that is home to many women who trade sex and where Gary Ridgeway, a.k.a. Green River Killer, sought his victims.
API Chaya supports Asian, South Asian, and Pacific Islander survivors and families impacted by domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as human trafficking survivors from all communities. API Chaya engages communities to change societal conditions that enable domestic and sexual violence, human trafficking and all forms of oppression, especially violence against women and the most vulnerable in our society.
BABES Network–YWCA is a peer-based program, a sisterhood of women facing HIV together. BABES reduces isolation, promotes self-empowerment, enhances quality of life and serves the needs of women facing HIV and their families through peer support, advocacy, education and outreach. BABES Network is a program of the YWCA of Seattle/King County/Snohomish County.
The Coalition Ending Gender-Based Violence is a membership organization of close to 40 programs and dozens of individuals across King County, Washington, working together to end gender-based violence and promoting safe and equitable relationships and communities. The Coalition works to improve our region’s response to domestic and sexual violence through policy advocacy, training and education, collaboration and service coordination, and mobilizing members and the community to work for lasting change.
Church of Harm Reduction is people joining together to spread the gospel of harm reduction, trauma-informed advocacy, and transformative justice. We strive to center current and former drug users, current and former prisoners and their families, people in the sex trade, and others who are disenfranchised and systematically oppressed. We are non-religious, peer driven, revolutionary.
Mission of Entre Hermanos is to promote the health and well being of the Latino Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender, and questioning community in a culturally appropriate environment through disease prevention, education, support services, advocacy and community building.
Gender Justice League’s mission is to empower trans activists and our allies to fight oppression based on gender & sexuality in Washington state and to create a community where trans people can live their lives safely, true to themselves, and free from discrimination.
Green Light Project (formerly SNAPS) is a Sex Worker (current and former) led peer out reach dedicated to providing harm reduction occupational support.
Lavender Rights Project advances a more just and equitable society by providing low-cost civil legal services and community programming centered in values of social justice for trans and queer low-income people and other marginalized communities.
Legal Voice is a progressive feminist organization using the power of the law to make change in the Northwest. We use that power structure to dismantle sexism and oppression, specifically advocating for our region’s most marginalized communities: women of color, lesbians, transgender and gender-nonconforming people, immigrants, people with disabilities, low-income women, and others affected by gender oppression and injustice.
The Northwest Network of Bi, Trans, Lesbian and Gay Survivors of Abuse works to end violence and abuse by building loving and equitable relationships in our community and across the country.
POC-SWOP is a POC-led sex workers’ rights organization based in Seattle, WA.
RAD Care is working to provide better services to those most disenfranchised by society by creating leadership and economic opportunities.
The Sexual Violence Legal Services (SVLS), a program of the YWCA of Seattle|King|Snohomish, provides comprehensive, trauma-informed, legal services explicitly to survivors of sexual violence experiencing multiple legal issues or systemic barriers. This legal representation includes protection orders, immigration, education, employment, housing, crime victim compensation, public benefits, privacy, and advocacy in the criminal system. SVLS also provides trainings and technical assistance to those assisting survivors.
Surge Reproductive Justice is a non-profit, reproductive justice collaborative working to mobilize communities of color and other marginalized communities through representation, education, community engagement and policy advocacy.
SWOP-Seattle is a grassroots chapter of SWOP-USA, a national social justice network of organizations dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence stigma through education and advocacy.
Trans Health Law Project believes in transgender people’s right to health care, including transition-related care. We increase access to transition-related care through community education and by supporting self-advocacy strategies. When legal advocacy is needed, we help make connections to volunteer law students and lawyers for culturally competent assistance. Examining access to health care through an intersectional lens, we collaborate with others working to achieve safety and wellness for trans communities.
U.T.O.P.I.A. (United Territories Of Pacific Islanders’ Alliance) Seattle is a 501c3 non-profit organization of volunteers in the Greater Seattle area working to promote community, diversity, and acceptance.