Created in December 2001, the Sex Workers Project is the first program in New York City and in the country to focus on the provision of legal services, legal training, documentation, and policy advocacy for sex workers. Using a harm reduction and human rights model, the SWP protects the rights and safety of sex workers who by choice, circumstance, or coercion remain in the industry.
The SWP provides critical information to policymakers, activists, and
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The SWP works to ensure that the criminal justice system appropriately responds to the needs of sex workers; that victims of trafficking in persons have access to legal and other benefits; and that community-based service providers who work with sex workers have the expertise to assist them. The SWP works in the following areas: criminal justice reform; trafficking in persons; and human rights documentation.
To learn how to access our services, visit our Get Help link. For additional information, please visit www.sexworkersproject.org and contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org. For media inquiries, please contact Sienna Baskin at (646) 602-5695. For an appointment or further questions, please call our warmline at (646) 602-5617.
News and Events
The Road North: New Report from SWP
On September 25th, the Sex Workers Project launched its new report, The Road North: The role of gender, poverty and violence in trafficking from Mexico to the US, at a unique event in Mexico City. The Road North reports on 37 cases of human trafficking from Mexico to the United States, identifying root causes and making recommendations for prevention. Hosted by the Instituto para las Mujeres en la Migración, this event will feature organizations from the U.S. and Mexico speaking about the importance of undertaking bi-national efforts. Speakers will include Mexican activists working to prevent human trafficking in high risk regions, as well as survivors of human trafficking. (Click the image to the right for a Spanish-language flyer.)
Internships & Externships
The Sex Workers Project has interships and externships available; see this page for details.
Most Recent Press
"Desmantelan red de prostitución entre México y EE.UU,"
May 10, 2013
"Nassau disallows condoms as prostitution evidence because of health concerns,"
Newsday Long Island,
May 5, 2013
"Policia "usa" condones para arrestos por prostitucion en NY,"
April 23, 2013