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Resources for Journalists

Recognizing that journalists cannot be experts on every subject, SWAN has created and compiled short and easy-to-access resources for journalists to learn more about sex work and trafficking. We hope that this library of information will facilitate more accurate and nuanced reporting on the realities of im/migrant sex work, as well as critical consideration of the harms that come from conflating it with human trafficking.

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Interviewing Sex Workers

You're a journalist. You have a tight deadline. How will you interview a sex worker in the next couple of hours? You probably won't.Including sex workers' voices in your stories is crucial to...

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Language Matters

Sticks and stones may break your bones, but words can never hurt you? Language can actually have a profound impact. Language shapes our "normal" — the way we think, the way we feel about something...

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SWAN Glossary of Terms

SWAN's GlossaryUnless otherwise specified, these definitions were developed by SWAN to reflect the experiences of the women we serve. Unless specified, these definitions are not necessarily legal or...

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