Capacity Building

Sex workers, people in the sex trade and organizations working with these communities in the US often do not have access to the training and skills building needed to be truly effective advocates for health and human rights. BPPP supports and organizes trainings, conferences and institutes in human rights issues and practical organizational issues. We also host and support peer education style networking so that advocates can share information. 

National Leadership Training Institute

The first National Leadership Training Institute was held in Washington, DC from October 25 to 27, 2007. The Institute brought together 25 emerging and experienced leaders working for rights to share human rights based skills to work for  justice. The Institute model is an intensive series of classes that will help new and current leaders understand activism, organize for change, work to change images of sex workers in the media and much more. Since the first Institute was held in 2007 other organizations have drawn on the experience to host regional and national trainings. If this is something you would like to find out more about please email us at psaunders… at…. or consult the handbook we created in 2008 and updated in 2010 compiling all the steps we took to hold the first National Leadership Training Institute in 2007.