The ProgressiveWhen Melissa Hope Ditmore co-founded the Urban Justice Center Sex Worker Project in 2001, she initially focused on the intersection between human trafficking and the sex trades. It did not take her long to realize that trafficking extends to workers in manufacturing, farm work, door-to-door sales, prisons, and in-home domestic labor...
WDTN"A 2006 study from the New York-based Urban Justice Center found about 30% of street-based sex workers were threatened with violence by police, and 16% of indoor sex workers reported sexual encounters with police."
Yale UniversityThis handbook seeks to support sex worker rights advocates, prosecutors, policy makers and other stakeholders to develop, influence, track and assess the operation and impact of DA non-prosecution policies so that they protect and promote sex workers’ rights and health..
Springer"The Sex Workers Project at the American ‘Urban Justice Center’ is an initiative that provides client-centred legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex-work, (regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion), alongside taking an approach that is grounded in human rights."
Documented"Sex work decriminalization advocates such as Mariah Grant, director of Research and Advocacy at the New York-based Sex Workers Project, say that prosecutions that have continued to occur in Brooklyn and Queens exemplify the limitations of DA non-prosecution policies."
El Pais"El Sex Workers Project, una organización de apoyo con sede en Nueva York, halló que las prostitutas de todo el mundo tienen entre un 45% y un 75% de posibilidades de sufrir violencia en el trabajo."
Yale NewsThe Yale Global Health Justice Partnership (GHJP) and the Sex Workers Project (SWP) of the Urban Justice Center have jointly released a handbook on district attorneys’ policies of non-prosecution of sex work-related charges. The handbook supports advocates for sex worker rights, prosecutors, policy makers, and other stakeholders to develop, influence, track, and assess the operation and impact of district attorney non-prosecution policies.
This factsheet provides an overview of trends in the criminalization of the sex trades in the borough of Manhattan, New York City (Lenapehoking) over 16 years.