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Quick Exit / Salida Rapida

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...

How a former Ohio police officer’s murder case ruptured trust among sex workers

2023-04-17T16:04:47-04:00April 12th, 2023|


"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."

Exploring the Contested and Controversial Nature of the Sex Industry in India

2023-04-03T22:30:51-04:00April 1st, 2023|


"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."

Despite Reforms, Sex Workers in New York Still Live in Fear of Arrest

2023-03-20T18:41:06-04:00March 20th, 2023|


"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."