The month of July was very exciting here at Hawkins & Clover. Last month we expanded our NSFW category to include Pleasure products! If you haven’t already, you should absolutely check out our blog post Welcoming Pleasure to Hawkins & Clover to learn more about it.
This means that H&C is officially part of the Cannabis Industry AND the Sex Industry. Just like we believe in giving back to those impacted by the War on Drugs, we firmly believe that in order to ethically participate in the Sex Industry we must give back to those negatively impacted by aspects of this industry like human trafficking and the targeting of sex workers. In order to do that, we have decided to partner with the Sex Workers Project.
What is the Sex Workers Project?
The Sex Workers Project works in collaboration with impacted communities to offer legal advocacy to survivors of human trafficking and people who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. Additionally, the Sex Workers Project is a national organization that works to defend the human rights of sex workers by destigmatizing and decriminalizing those who willingly participate in the sex trades through free legal services, education, research, and policy advocacy.
Additionally, the Sex Workers Project is the only U.S. organization that meets the needs of both sex workers and trafficking victims which allows them to serve a marginalized community that few others reach. Hawkins & Clover is joining the SWP in their fight to create a world that is safe for those who choose to participate in sex work as well as a world where human trafficking does not exist.
What does the Sex Workers Project actually do?
The Sex Workers Project is one of the first programs in the nation to assist survivors of human trafficking. Because of this they have pioneered a method of service centered around human rights and harm reduction while catering to the real life experiences of their clients. All of their services are free for sex workers, those who have been profiled as sex workers and human trafficking survivors.
The Sex Workers Project shares their expertise through legal education workshops for sex workers as well as training for service providers and other community organizations. They also engage in media advocacy to support sex worker-led organizations and pursue policy change at the local, state, federal and international levels. Through their research, SWP hopes to provide decision-makers with critical information as well as recommendations on how to address issues related to human trafficking and sex work.
All of the work done by the Sex Workers Project is geared towards making true and tangible differences in the lives of their clients.
How is H&C working with SWP?
We are thrilled to be partnering with the Sex Workers Project so that we can all give back and help survivors of human trafficking as well as those who willingly participate and work in the Sex Industry. When you shop the Pleasure category at Hawkins & Clover, a portion of each sale will go directly to the Sex Workers Project.
Remember, every dollar collected and donated to the Sex Workers Project goes to help survivors of human trafficking as well as those who are being targeted simply because of the way they have chosen to use their own bodies.