Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade is a network of individuals and organizations promoting self-determination, safety, well-being, and human rights of sex workers and people engaged in the sex trade through public education, policy advocacy, and other activities from empirical, harm reduction, and social justice perspectives.
The Sex Worker Giving Circle (2018-2019 and 2020-2021) provided two-year grants to support research, community organizing, and support by and for people in the sex trade to address and intervene in the harmful impacts of the criminal legal system.
The Mobilize Power Fund (April 2021) supported the partnership of Coalition for Rights & Safety for People in the Sex Trade and Massage Parlor Outreach Project to engage in outreach and organizing with (mostly) immigrant women working at massage parlors in Chinatown/International District of Seattle for an oral history project made by and for Asian women sex workers. Massage Parlor Outreach Project organizes to build worker power and leadership among migrant Asian massage parlor workers, sex workers & care workers in the greater Seattle area.
The Grow Power Fund (2021-2026) is providing a multi-year grant for general operating, capacity building, and organizational development support.
The Sex Worker Giving Circle (2022-2023) is providing a two-year grant to establish a civic engagement cohort that will provide case management and stipends to a group of marginalized people in the sex trade to participate in conversations and political education.