What Is PENet?

What is PENet?

The Prostitutes' Education Network is an information service about legislative and cultural issues as they effect prostitutes and other sex workers. The service is comprised of information for sex workers and activists/educators who study issues of decriminalization, human rights in the context of prostitution, violence against prostitutes and women, sex workers and pornography, as well as current trends in legislation and social policy in the U.S. and internationally.

Material 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.

Through PENet, 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.

PENet may also be reached at:
P.O. Box 210256
San Francisco, CA 94121