Start Date: As soon as posible
Organizational Overview:The New York City Alliance against Sexual Assault (the Alliance) is a non-profit in the city whose mission is to prevent sexual violence and reduce the harm it causes through education, research and advocacy. Through training, advocacy and research, the Alliance has been an active force in fighting for recognition of the magnitude of the problem of sexual violence in New York City.
Prevention Programs:The Alliance implements robust multipronged sexual violence prevention program that serves all five boroughs in NYC. Communication plays a critical role in the Alliance's efforts to increase awareness about sexual violence in NYC and to rally support for our work.
Position Description: We are seeking a dedicated and enthusiastic volunteer to assist us with developing short topic-based research summaries for the primary prevention segment of the Alliance's Community Digest.
Examples of Past topics include:
- Understanding Sexual Violence Against Sex Workers - Intersections of Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Victim Blaming
- Examining the Intersections Between Racial Justice and Sexual Violence Prevention
- Preventing Sexual Violence in Migrant Farmworker's Community
*AN EXAMPLE OF PRIMARY PREVENTION SEGMENT (from Alliance's Community Digest):
Segment Spotlight: Understanding Sexual Violence Against Sex Workers - Intersections of Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Victim Blaming
Violence against women in the sex industry remains unheeded both within the field of research and advocacy, exposing female sex workers to a greater risk of sexual violence victimization. Violence and stigma are often cited as key factors preventing female sex workers from accessing resources and sexual assault services. We have explored the victimization of men and women caught in human trafficking or coerced prostitution in our past prevention segments. To carry that conversation forward, within this two-part series, we intend to focus on violence against sex workers, who have actively chosen to join the sex industry. For preventionists and advocates, the extreme marginalization and re-victimization of sex workers, especially sex workers of color, transgender, or gender non-conforming status, in accessing mainstream sexual violence services is deeply concerning.
Policing Sex Work -- INCITE : This brief report analyses the systemic oppression, profiling and police brutality experienced by sex workers and how the intersecting layers of oppressions re-victimize and fuel the neglect of sex workers within mainstream anti-violence movements.
Work, Violence, or Both? Framing the Sex trade and Setting an Agenda for Justice -- Advocates Forum: This article examines the feminist debate, from both radical and liberal frameworks, over the sex trade; and sheds light on how the abolitionists and non-abolitionists use these frameworks to impact policy discourse, legal recourse for abuses incurred on the job, and the right to unionize as sex workers.
Human Rights Violations: The Acceptance of Violence Against Sex Workers in New York -- Sex Workers Project : In this report, the experiences of sex workers and prostituted women in New York City are examined to understand their interactions with law enforcement and barriers to reporting incidents of violence. For more information, visit www.sexworkersproject.org/downloads/RevolvingDoor.pdf.
This volunteer opportunity can be performed from a remote location.
32 Broadway Suite 1101
New York, NY, US 10004
Duration:3 months or longer
Time commitment:Occasional (weekly or monthly)
International volunteer options:International volunteers welcome