SWOP-Baltimore is a local branch of the Sex Workers Outreach Project, a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities.
SWOP focuses on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. For more information about SWOP, visit our national website.
We are focused on advocating for harm reduction approaches to services, supporting sex worker voices of diverse perspectives, promoting positive representations of sex workers in our community, and agitating for decriminalization of sex work in Maryland.
We are continually working towards creating stronger coalitions with other organizations and individuals in the area who share our goals and ideals.
We acknowledge we organize, struggle and build resilience on Piscataway Lands, which are stolen and colonized and we remain in solidarity with the Indigenous People’s Movement; learn more about land acknowledgement at Native Land.
Inclusivity & Diversity
As members of SWOP, we are committed to on-going personal growth and education, so that we can uphold, to the best of our abilities, the anti-racism and anti-oppression values held by SWOP-USA. We all come from different backgrounds and have different experiences, and we strive to create a place where everyone can share and contribute without fear of judgement. To help ensure that everyone has a fair chance to be heard at our meetings, we adhere to a particular set of ground rules and guidelines.
For a copy of SWOP-Baltimore’s Governance structure, please click here. SWOP-Baltimore is committed to ensure that our meetings are accessible to all. If getting to or participating in meetings presents a challenge for a new member, we encourage you to inform us of potential barriers so we can work together and try to find a workable solution.