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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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“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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Recent Press

Brooklyn DA Dismisses Hundreds of Prostitution Arrests

February 1st, 2021|

Spectrum News NY1

“The criminalization of sex work is what makes it dangerous." said Mariah Grant, director of research, organizing and advocacy for the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center. "It makes it so that people can’t operate freely, that they can’t go to the police and feel comfortable expressing that they’ve seen abuse happening or experienced it themselves because they’d be fearful of arrest."

The Vice-Loathing Reverend and the Sex Workers Who Took San Francisco by Storm in 1917

January 25th, 2021|

Daily Beast

On Jan. 25, 1917, sex workers in San Francisco marched to the Central Methodist Church to meet with Rev. Paul Smith, who had organized a campaign to rid and protect the city from vice. This was the first sex worker-led protest in the U.S.

Washtenaw County will no longer prosecute consensual sex work

January 15th, 2021|

Detroit Free Press

"This is a really wonderful thing that other jurisdictions should duplicate because across the country, Black folks ... and also trans and cisgender women all bear the disproportionate burden of criminalization," said RJ Thompson, a sex worker who is managing director of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, a national legal services and advocacy group.
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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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