The Red Umbrella Project collaborates with individuals and organizations to create community-driven advocacy campaigns.
Here are the major campaigns and projects we’ve worked over the past several years:
- No Condoms As Evidence: Campaign to pass a bill that would prevent condoms from being used as evidence of prostitution in New York State. Ongoing campaign.
- December 17, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers: Annual day of remembrance for sex workers who have been fatal victims of violence.
- International AIDS Conference (IAC) 2012: RedUP collaborated with domestic and international sex worker activists to raise the visibility of sex workers at the IAC 2012 in Washington, DC.
- Protect, Don’t Prosecute: Advocacy campaign directed at the Suffolk County (Long Island) Police Department and Attorney General, encouraging them to grant amnesty to sex workers while the Long Island serial killer remains at large. Launched April 2011.
- Nothing About Us Without Us: The Shared Goals of the Harm Reduction and Sex Worker Rights Movements: Resources designed to spark discussion and create inspiration for looking at the ways that peer-led groups providing support and services to sex workers in their communities can collaborate with harm reduction agencies. Launched August 2010.
- I Am A Sex Worker: Video public service announcement created at Speak Up! to express the very human dimensions of sex workers beyond their jobs. Launched in May 2009, with additional footage in 2011.
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Researchers and Students
If you are interested in collaborating with RedUP through research, please review our community guidelines for conducting research and student internships (PDF download).
Please understand that the application process for researchers is lengthy and requires preparation. All projects must directly benefit the sex worker community or REDUP to be considered.