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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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Black Lives Matter

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

Ducey Announces Media Campaign Boosting Super Bowl-Sex Trafficking Hoax

December 13th, 2022|

Front Page Confidential

"Regarding the Super Bowl-sex trafficking myth, Mariah Grant, director of research and advocacy at the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, said there’s no excuse for perpetuating this urban legend at this late date.  She noted that way back in 2011, the Global Alliance Against Traffic in Women (GAATW) released its seminal report, “What’s the Cost of a Rumor?”  — which concluded that there is “no evidence that large sporting events cause an increase in trafficking for prostitution.'”

U.S. Border Patrol Agent Convicted of Killing 4 Sex Workers He Solicited

December 8th, 2022|

Jezebel

"According to [the Sex Workers Project of] the Urban Justice Center, 30% of interviewed sex workers said they had been threatened with violence by police officers, and 27% reported experiencing violence at the hands of police that included beatings and rape."

“What will we do if we get infected?”: An interview-based study of the COVID-19 pandemic and its effects on the health and safety of sex workers in the United States

December 1st, 2022|

Science Direct

"Emerging evidence suggests that sex workers face unique and profound risks arising from the COVID-19 pandemic...The authors wish to thank participants who so generously shared their time and energy. We also wish to thank organizations that supported recruitment and consulted on study design, …[including] the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center."
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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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