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Sex
Workers
Project

We are a national organization that defends the human rights of sex workers by destigmatizing and decriminalizing people in the sex trades through free legal services, education, research, and policy advocacy. 

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We aim to create a sexually liberated world where all workers have the autonomy and power to fully enjoy their human rights.

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The inequity in our society increases the challenges that Black people face in the sex work industry.  Black trans people are targeted and murdered disproportionately whether they are working or not. To create change we took action to support the repeal of the Walking While Trans Ban and aim to increase the visibility of Black trans and gender nonconforming communities. We also partner with organizations that are Black and sex work led such as the Black Sex Workers Collective (BSWC) and the BIPOC Adult Industry Collective to amplify Black voicesOne of our core values is to work towards living in an anti-oppressive society, advocating for Black lives by changing legislation, increasing mutual-aid and supporting efforts that are anti-racist.  

“When SWP helped me gain my status as an asylee, my life changed. I no longer fear that I am at risk to be detained by the police or immigration because I am a transwoman or because of the way I’ve earned a living in the past.“

– Julianna 2021

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Recent Press

Coalition Letter On Privacy and Free Expression Threats in Kids Online Safety Act

November 28th, 2022|

CDT

We, the undersigned organizations [including SWP], believe that the privacy, online safety, and digital well-being of children should be protected. However, S. 3663, the “Kids Online Safety Act” (KOSA), would undermine those goals for all people, but especially children, by effectively forcing providers to use invasive filtering and monitoring tools; jeopardizing private, secure communications; incentivizing increased data collection on children and adults; and undermining the delivery of critical services to minors by public agencies like schools. 

Promise of a job, duped into the sex trade. How Asian women fall into trap of trafficking

November 1st, 2022|

North Jersey News

Illicit massage parlors have become the most prevalent form of the sex industry, constituting up to 85% of all sex industry activity in the U.S., according to research by the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center.

Sex Work: Legalization and Decriminalization focus of Albany Law Review 2022 Fall Symposium

October 19th, 2022|

Albany News

"The symposium’s panel discussion on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at 3 p.m. will be moderated by Albany Law School's President William McKinley Distinguished Professor of Law Melissa L. Breger and feature….RJ Thompson, Esq. - Managing Director of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center."
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40 Rector Street, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10006

Telephone: 646-602-5617

Email: swp@urbanjustice.org

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SWP does not receive walk in clients or inquiries. Please call our helpline at 646-602-5617

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