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How to support sex trafficking survivors without harming consenting sex workers

2021-09-20T19:01:02+00:00September 11th, 2021|

Mashable

“Answering what is the best group is "a tricky question because many organizations that serve survivors are more localized,” says Kate D'Adamo, a long-time sex worker rights advocate who previously was the national policy advocate at the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center, which works to destigmatize and decriminalize people in the sex trade. The best group may not have the best SEO on Google, and many anti-porn sex trafficking national groups take out ads on search platforms.”

Utah politicians applaud OnlyFans’ ban of sexually explicit content, but questions remain

2021-08-25T19:31:38+00:00August 20th, 2021|

KSL Utah

Harper Zacharias, director of development of the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center said the move by OnlyFans "indicates a troubling willingness of OnlyFans to bend under the slightest pressure of financial institutions. OnlyFans has made its fortune off of the backs of sex workers during a time of global crisis."

Apple photo-scanning plan faces global backlash from 90 rights groups

2021-08-25T19:34:44+00:00August 19th, 2021|

Ars Technica

"The undersigned organizations committed to civil rights, human rights, and digital rights around the world [including UJC's Sex Workers Project] are writing to urge Apple to abandon the plans it announced on 5 August 2021 to build surveillance capabilities into iPhones, iPads, and other Apple products...Though these capabilities are intended to protect children and to reduce the spread of child sexual abuse material (CSAM), we are concerned that they will be used to censor protected speech, threaten the privacy and security of people around the world, and have disastrous consequences for many children."

City Budget Includes Broad Increase in Funding for LGBTQ Initiatives

2021-07-26T12:48:47+00:00July 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

2021-05-26T14:44:04+00:00May 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."

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

2020-11-18T13:52:02+00:00November 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.”

EARN IT

2021-01-25T22:28:31+00:00October 2nd, 2020|

Our Campaigns The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies or EARN IT Act (S. 3398) is a US Federal bill with the alleged goal to identify and remove child sexual abuse materials online. [...]

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

2020-09-21T15:52:50+00:00September 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.