May 29, 2012

Support the Sex Worker Violence Prevention Video Series Kickstarter Campaign

Hello All,

North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC) videographer Hadley Gustafson has launched a Kickstarter fundraising project to continue her Sex Worker Violence Prevention Video Series:

There’s only two days left to help her reach her very modest $400 goal. Even a $10 donation helps prevent violence against sex workers and earns you some owl artwork.

Please help her continue to tell this important human rights story.

In this documentary, 11 North Carolinians, current and former sex workers and/or advocates, share their experience with the common goal of reducing violence perpetrated against sex workers. Sex workers often do not report crimes committed against them because they do not want to incriminate themselves; criminalization of sex work protects the perpetrators. What types of violence do sex workers experience? What can sex workers do to avoid violence? What else can be done to make sex work safer?

Help Gustafson create new footage showing these and other current and former sex workers in their daily lives, facing the challenges they discuss in the interviews, and to continue to edit extant footage to address sub-topics such as the philosophy behind decriminalization of sex work, using communication to avoid violence, condom use for sex workers, and transitioning out of sex work if one chooses to do so.