Bay Area Sex Worker Advocacy Network
Sex Worker Rights, Culture and Media
This website, a project of BAYSWAN, is specifically
towards sex workers, activists, students and faculty.
San Francisco, CA 94121
For further information call 415-751-1659
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Workers Education Network (formerly PENET, Prostitutes Education Network)
website is an information service highlighting legislative and cultural
issues as they effect prostitutes and other sex workers.
service is comprised of consultation and information for sex workers
and activists/educators who study issues of decriminalization, human
rights in the context of prostitution, violence against prostitutes
and women, trafficking issues from a sex worker rights perspective,
sex workers and pornography, as well as current trends in legislation
and social policy in the U.S. and internationally. Through Sex Workers
Education Network, sex workers and others who research prostitution
issues may find or request information and get connected with others
who advocate for sex workers' rights in their geographical area.
1999 BAYSWAN's central project has been production of the San
Francisco Bay Area Sex Worker Film and Arts Festival. BAYSWAN
also provides consultation about sex worker rights issues to local
and international organizations. BAYSWAN also links individuals to
resources provided by sex workers' and other rights based organizations.
information about Carol Leigh, BAYSWAN Co-founder and director, is
from the following organizations is included: The National Task Force
on Prostitution (U.S.), PONY- Prostitutes of New York (N.Y.), SWOP-Sex
Worker's Outreach Project (NSW, Australia), SWAC- Sex Worker's Action
Coalition (Oakland), Toronto Safe Sex Project, COYOTE -Call Off Your
Old Tired Ethics (San Francisco, Los Angeles and Seattle), HIRE- Hooking
Is Real Employment (Atlanta, Georgia), SIN- Sex Industry Network (Adelaide,
Australia), SWAV -Sex Worker's Alliance of Vancouver (British Columbia),
Danzine (Portland, Oregon), and the Exotic Dancer's Alliance (San
Francisco).Information distributed includes AIDS reports, materials
from The San Francisco Board of Supervisors' Task Force on Prostitution,
testimony and stories by workers, health and community outreach reports,
sex worker art and more.