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Policing Must Change to End Violence Against Sex Workers

2022-06-04T15:19:29+00:00December 6th, 2021|

This blog post from the Sex Workers Project (SWP) of the Urban Justice Center is part of the 2021 Leading to Violence Campaign. This campaign highlights the critical issues that must be addressed to realize the goals of the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, recognized each year on December 17. SWP is writing on the topic of policing and the ways in which it harms and leads to systemic and interpersonal violence at the hands of law enforcement and the criminal legal system.

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."