Classic City News"Cody interned with the Sex Workers Project (SWP) in New York City. SWP is 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."
The Daily Record"In the spring 2023 semester, students in the clinic filed an amicus brief in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit on behalf of the Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center, arguing that the court should reconsider a “crime of moral turpitude” deportation ground."
Gothamist“'People need to take sex workers seriously and understand adult consensual sex work is not a sex crime,” [Zola] Bruce [of the Sex Workers Project] said. “We need to stop this criminalization of sex and sexuality in general and change the trajectory around that so that people can see sex work as a job.”
New York TimesIn 2011, the Manhattan-based Sex Workers Project was approached by Suffolk police officials hoping to get escorts to come forward with information, said Crystal DeBoise, the project’s co-director at the time. The group was eager to help solve the case, one that had deeply upset the local “sex work community,” she said.
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."