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Police Arrest Suspect in Dallas, Texas, Murders; Man is Latest Alleged U.S. Serial Killer

2023-07-24T14:37:01-04:00July 19th, 2023|

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."

From Jack the Ripper to ‘Gilgo Beach’ cold case, violence against sex workers is common

2023-07-17T12:22:22-04:00July 15th, 2023|

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."

Petition: Stop Bill S-224 : Stop Harmful Amendments to the Human Trafficking Offense

2023-06-28T13:45:48-04:00June 16th, 2023|

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."

New Letter Says Slack Puts Abortion Seekers in Danger and Fails to Address Online Harassment

2023-05-30T16:08:14-04:00May 24th, 2023|

Common Dreams

Civil 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.

Strippers Unionize at California Club After a Long Fight

2023-05-24T13:57:08-04:00May 16th, 2023|

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.”

The EARN IT bill is back. We’ve killed it twice, let’s do it again!

2023-05-08T16:33:56-04:00May 2nd, 2023|


"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.

Labor Trafficking Is Inseparable From Capitalism

2023-05-01T16:25:32-04:00May 1st, 2023|

The Progressive

When 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...