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Sex
Workers
Project

We engage in legal services, advocacy, education, media, and organizing to build a movement to protect the human rights of sex workers. We aim to create a world that is safe for all workers and where human trafficking does not exist.

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A WORLD THAT IS SAFE FOR ALL WORKERS AND WHERE HUMAN TRAFFICKING DOES NOT EXIST

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“I was 13 (when I first got involved in sex work) [… ] It was a right of passage and as well the need for financial stability at the time. “

– Misty

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SUPPORT THE HUMAN RIGHTS OF SEX WORKERS

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Un-Meetable
Promises:

Rhetoric and Reality
in NYC's Human Trafficking
Intervention Courts

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Recent Press

Kamala Harris is our new VP, and that holds different meanings for people

November 9th, 2020|

Daily Kos

“The victim narrative and rescue mentality that most Democrats take around sex work is not helpful,” said RJ Thompson, a human rights lawyer, longtime sex worker, and director of the Sex Workers Project. “We do not need to be rescued, we need our human rights protected.”

SWP Receives Historic $1.2M Grant from the Sex Work Rights Fund

September 21st, 2020|

SWRF has made a generous donation of $1.2 million to SWP to significantly increase SWP’s capacity, size, scope, and impact. With this gift, SWP is able to hire a Director of Communications, Director of Development, Director of Research, Organizing, and Advocacy, and an Associate Director for State and Local Campaigns, as well as locally based organizing consultants. While continuing to focus on legislative efforts in New York, SWP will also focus on building a statewide campaign in Oregon to decriminalize and destigmatize sex work, partnering with SWR and other national, statewide, and local human rights organizations through 2020 and beyond.

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Sex
Workers
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Main Office

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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