Commission studying whether sex work should be decriminalized in RI | WPRI.com

Commission studying whether sex work should be decriminalized in RI | WPRI.com

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ACLU Director Steve Brown details history of prostitution laws in Rhode Island | Uprise RI

ACLU Director Steve Brown details history of prostitution laws in Rhode Island | Uprise RI

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Dozens testify to ban sex between law enforcement and those in their custody | Uprise RI

Dozens testify to ban sex between law enforcement and those in their custody | Uprise RI

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2022 Bills That Endanger Sex Workers

2022 Bills That Endanger Sex Workers

January 1, 2022 Although legislators are increasingly recognizing the harms of criminalizing sex work, as this year’s legislative session opens, lawmakers continue to propose bills that endanger the rights, health, and safety of sex workers across the country. These laws increase criminal penalties, present new criminal categories around commercial sex,...
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State Bills to Watch in 2022

State Bills to Watch in 2022

January 1, 2022 Bills to decriminalize sex work are being considered in New York (S3075/A849), Massachusetts (H1867), Vermont (H630), and Missouri (H2388). Several other pieces of legislation to improve the health, safety, and human rights of sex workers and related communities have been introduced around the country. Massachusetts also saw...
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State House holds first meeting of a Commission on Sex Work | Uprise RI

State House holds first meeting of a Commission on Sex Work | Uprise RI

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Commission Studying Sex Work Law and Policy Convenes in Rhode Island

Commission Studying Sex Work Law and Policy Convenes in Rhode Island

November 16, 2021 A commission to study the health and safety impact of laws related to sex work met for its first official hearing at the Rhode Island Statehouse. Officially called the “Commission to Study Ensuring Racial Equity and Optimizing Health and Safety Laws Affecting Marginalized Individuals,” the meeting was...
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Political Scene: From sex workers to shoreline access, there’s a legislative study | The Providence Journal

Political Scene: From sex workers to shoreline access, there’s a legislative study | The Providence Journal

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Opinion/Shih: The racialized policing of human trafficking in RI | The Providence Journal

Opinion/Shih: The racialized policing of human trafficking in RI | The Providence Journal

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Rhode Island Introduces Legislation Aimed at Protecting Sex Workers

Rhode Island Introduces Legislation Aimed at Protecting Sex Workers

March 8, 2021 DSW is pleased to be working with allies in Rhode Island on four bills critical to the health and safety of sex workers and communities as a whole! DSW’s Melissa Broudo and J. Leigh Oshiro-Brantly testified in support of the resolution and bills listed below. House Resolution...
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DSW and Allies Gear Up for Legislative Session in Rhode Island

DSW and Allies Gear Up for Legislative Session in Rhode Island

November 2, 2019 DSW grantee COYOTE-RI (Call Off Your Old Tired Ethics) hosted a coalition meeting with human-rights activists in Providence, RI. DSW’s Melissa Broudo met with local organizations that are working to improve the lives of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable communities. The coalition outlined a strategy for the upcoming...
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Scott Cunningham: Study needed on legal prostitution | Providence Journal

Scott Cunningham: Study needed on legal prostitution | Providence Journal

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Rhode Island House Considers Creating a Study Commission To Examine Laws on Sex Work | UpriseRI

Rhode Island House Considers Creating a Study Commission To Examine Laws on Sex Work | UpriseRI

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RI Legislators Hear From Experts On Impact of Prostitution Laws

COYOTE Rhode Island www.COYOTERI.org Contact Bella Robinson, Executive Director Bella@coyoteri.org (401) 525-8757  (cell) Providence, RI April 30, 2019 RI Legislators Hear From Experts On Impact of Prostitution Laws The Rhode Island legislature is considering a bill (HB 5354) sponsored by Chairwoman Anastasia Williams to create a special study commission to...
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Rep. Williams Wants ‘Frank’ Talk About R.I.’s Prostitution Laws | Providence Journal

Rep. Williams Wants ‘Frank’ Talk About R.I.’s Prostitution Laws | Providence Journal

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Representative Williams’ Bill Would Establish Commission To Study the Decriminalization of Prostitution | UpriseRI

Representative Williams’ Bill Would Establish Commission To Study the Decriminalization of Prostitution | UpriseRI

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Decriminalizing Sex Work Makes Life Better for Everyone | motifri.com

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UpriseRI Covers DSW’s Launch

UpriseRI Covers DSW’s Launch

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COYOTE RI Observes the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers | UpriseRI

COYOTE RI Observes the International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers | UpriseRI

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When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply | The Washington Post

When Rhode Island accidentally legalized prostitution, rape decreased sharply | The Washington Post

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