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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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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.  

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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“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

City Budget Includes Broad Increase in Funding for LGBTQ Initiatives

July 9th, 2021|

Gay City News

The city is also increasing money intended to support “people involved in the sex trade” by $300,000 to $4.43 million. New funding sources within this program include $100,000 for the Urban Justice Center’s Sex Workers Project, which works to identify immigrant trans survivors of trafficking.

HBO Crime Drama ‘Mare of Easttown’ Perpetuates A Familiar and Dangerous Trope

May 17th, 2021|

Pop Matters

According to a study done by the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, "Eighty percent of street based prostitutes interviewed had experiences or been threatened with violence while working."
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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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