Local Health Justice. The GHJP has been engaged in national and global work to support the health and rights of people involved in the sex sector since its inception. In our local projects with SWAN, the GHJP hopes to engage ethically and in politically reflective ways with sex workers and other historically marginalized communities, with particular attention to the tensions, perils and potentials of working in New Haven from within Yale University.
This includes supporting SWAN as it conducted a peer-based needs assessment survey on the perspectives and experiences of street-based sex workers in New Haven with criminalization, policing, and social service provision, assessing the unique gaps in social services and structural barriers to meeting basic needs faced by local street-based sex meeting in new haven workers.
The peer-based survey found that precarious and insufficient access to social services, compounded by harmful policing practices and criminal legal system involvement, represent the greatest sources of vulnerability for street-based sex workers in New Haven. In response to these findings, our report makes several recommendations to improve the de, supply, and delivery of social services through community input and meaningful consultations with people in the sex sector.
To support the calls for the full decriminalization of sex work, the GHJP and SWAN have released a series of fact sheets on different legal approaches to the sex sectorthe differences between sex work and sex traffickingand the consequences of criminalizing sex work. The fact sheets are intended to dispel common misconceptions about sex work and to help the public and policymakers appreciate the unjustifiably deleterious impacts of criminalization on sex workers, their families, and their communities.
It appears that the New Haven LEAD Pilot Program was terminated at the beginning of due to ificant implementation issues and very few positive. This moment especially in light of the events and demands arising after the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis, presents a critical juncture for the City to rethink the role of LEAD and to develop community-based alternatives that meet social service needs independently of the police.
Resource sheet with readings on ecosocial theory, prepared by Dr. Nancy Krieger for 3 Dec. Search Search.
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Supporting sex worker health, rights and advocacy in New Haven The GHJP has been engaged in national and global work to support the health and rights of people involved in the sex sector since its inception.
Peer-based needs assessment survey and report GHJP partnership with SWAN includes supporting the organization structurally as it expands its scope and infrastructure.