Many sex workers are seeing a dramatic decrease in clients and work as the panic surrounding the coronavirus increases. Major dips in the stock market because of the virus are also impacting workers around the world, and many are struggling to find work and stay afloat during this time.
Most are unable to take time off to address this issue, or are unable to work because of COVID panic - we need a relief fund to keep our siblings housed, fed, and able to weather this storm. Sex workers do not have paid days off, and many exist without savings or social nets of any kind. The most marginalized of us are the most at risk, and have nowhere to turn when clients stop coming to see us.
This relief fund will be providing monetary aid to sex workers in the New York City area who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We are asking for donations and help from allies, clients, organizations, and workers not impacted by the pandemic so that we can take care of our community during this uncertain time!
If you are in need of assistance and would like to apply to the relief fund, please email [email redacted] .
- Paul Duke
Fundraising team: SWOP Brooklyn (3)
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