Quick Exit / Salida Rapida
Quick Exit / Salida Rapida

How SEX Workers stay SAFE

2022-03-03T15:40:23-05:00March 3rd, 2022|

On March 3, 2022, International Sex Workers Rights Day, Rep. Ro Khanna, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, Rep. Barbara Lee and Sen. Ron Wyden make history by re-introducing the SAFE SEX Workers Study Act (SSWSA) with the support of 70 different organizations from anti-violence, public health, technology, and civil and human rights.

Stop EARN IT, Again!

2022-02-09T19:25:39-05:00February 9th, 2022|

The Sex Workers Project of the Urban Justice Center strongly opposes the Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2022, also known as the EARN IT Act of 2022 (S.3538). Despite being premised on the critically important goal of combatting sexual exploitation of children online, this bill would in fact make protecting children from such abuse more challenging.

Policing Must Change to End Violence Against Sex Workers

2022-06-04T15:19:29-04:00December 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.

Interview with Mariah Grant about Decriminalizing Sex Work

2022-02-09T20:02:43-05:00September 1st, 2021|

"I would first emphasize that people who do sex work, as with most other jobs, come from varied backgrounds and identities. There are sex workers of all races, ethnicities, nationalities, sexualities, genders, religions, education levels, and incomes. There is also a great diversity in the types of labor sex workers engage in."

The Covid-19 Pandemic Endangers Sex Worker Health and Safety, Underscoring Need for Structural Reforms

2022-02-04T17:43:10-05:00August 12th, 2021|

The Covid-19 pandemic has affected people across all walks of life, among them sex workers. In this essay based on their SSRC-funded research, Denton Callander, Étienne Meunier, and Mariah Grant examine how the pandemic has impacted sex workers in the United States, analyzing the role stigma plays in heightening the health, social, and economic threats posed by the pandemic.