Girl Boss“'The pandemic really showed that sex work is work—and it's necessary work,' says Zola Bruce, communications director at Sex Workers Project. And yet, those workers struggled immensely during the pandemic—and their precarity hasn’t improved."
USA Today"The Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center surveyed a small sample of street sex workers in New York City and found that 80% reported experiencing violence or threats of violence while working."
USA Today"In New York, an analysis from the Sex Workers Project at the Urban Justice Center found that 80% of a small group of street sex workers who responded to a survey reported experiencing violence or threats of violence while working."
Sex Work Law Reform"[The UJC Sex Workers Project] urges the government to reject Bill S-224 and adopt a human rights-based approach to the violence and exploitation faced by the communities that centres labour rights, migrant rights, and sex workers’ rights."
El Pais"The Sex Workers Project, an advocacy organization based in New York, found that sex workers globally face a 45% to 75% chance of experiencing violence on the job."
Common DreamsCivil rights and abortion groups (including UJC's Sex Workers Project) demand the communications platform offer end-to-end encryption and a blocking/reporting feature to secure messages and address harassment.
NY Times“Mariah Grant, the former director of research and advocacy for the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit law firm, said unionization could be a significant step forward but added, “I have concerns about the fact that it’s a mostly white-led effort.”
TutaNota"The Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act (EARN IT) is being reintroduced in the senate...The EARN IT bill is heavily debated among security experts as it would make dangerous changes to the digital landscape and legal structure under the guise of protecting children." - The UJC Sex Workers Project signed and said they oppose this bill.
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...