“We had nowhere to sleep. There were two wooden benches. We sat on the floor, it was wet, people would urinate as we were sitting there, like cattle. I didn’t have any air to breathe. When I asked for a doctor, they said there is nothing wrong with you. When I remember that image, I get very upset. Terribly.”
— Nevrie, Macedonia on being detained by the police police
Pivot Legal Society is a non-profit legal advocacy organization located in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. Pivot Legal Society focuses its efforts strategically to address the legal and human rights challenges commonly faced by those on the fringes of society, such as sex workers, drug addicts, and the homeless.
SWEAT is a non-profit organization situated in Cape Town, South Africa. We work with sex workers around health and human rights. We also lobby and advocate for the decriminalisation of adult sex work in South Africa.
PONY is a support and advocacy group for all people in the sex industry. We welcome all current or former sex workers, including male, female or TS/TV prostitutes, erotic dancers, nude models, X-Rated actors, peep show performers, phone sex workers, S&M/B&D professionals, strippers, madams, and so on.
PONY advocates the decriminalization of prostitution and calls for an end to illegal police activity — such as street sweeps — in the enforcement of existing laws.
PONY provides legal and health referrals to sex workers
We demand: Decriminalisation of all aspects of sex work involving consenting adults; the right to form and join professional associations or unions; the right to work on the same basis as other independent contractors and employers and to receive the same benefits as other self-employed or contracted workers; no taxation without such rights and representation…