About the Sex Workers Project

The Sex Workers Project provides client-centered legal and social services to individuals who engage in sex work, regardless of whether they do so by choice, circumstance, or coercion. One of the first programs in the nation to assist survivors of human trafficking, the Sex Workers Project has pioneered an approach to service grounded in human rights, harm reduction and in the real life experiences of our clients. Our professional service providers are multi-lingual, non-judgmental and bring more than ten years of experience.

As the only US organization meeting the needs of both sex workers and trafficking victims, the Sex Workers Project serves a marginalized community that few others reach. We engage in policy and media advocacy, community education and human rights documentation, working to create a world that is safe for sex workers and where human trafficking does not exist.

What's New

Empower 2016
06/16/2016
Join SWP for our 15th Anniversary Gala on June 16 at 7pm at Taj in Chelsea.
Immigration Options Workshop: Special Considerations
04/13/2016
A workshop on immigration options with special considerations for the transgender community, hosted by the LGBT Community Center.
Criminal Laws on Sex Work and HIV Transmission
04/08/2016
An article by SWP's Sienna Baskin with Aziza Ahmed & Anna Forbes will appear in the Denver Law Review.
LGBT Immigration Options Workshop
04/06/2016
A workshop on immigration options for the LGBT community, hosted by the LGBT Community Center.
Informal Labor: Supporting Women at the Margins
03/22/2016
SWP joins Damayan and the Street Vendor Project for a panel at the UN Church Center.
SWP Immigration Raids Briefing
01/29/2016
SWP is holding a briefing in Jackson Heights about current immigration raids. 6-8pm, 37-63 83rd St, #1B. Download the flyer [English][Español]
To Live Freely in This World: Sex Worker Activism in Africa
01/29/2016
A Conversation with Chi Adanna Mgbako and Kholi Buthelezi, moderated by Sienna Baskin of SWP. Event live broadcast through Periscope.
SWP Statement on Rentboy Indictments
01/28/2016
SWP has released a statement about the indictment of Rentboy.com CEO Jeffrey Hurant.
New Hampshire Decriminalization Bill
01/28/2016
The Sex Workers Project supports the proposed bills on decriminalization of sex work in New Hampshire.
SWP joins call to end immigration raids targeting refugees with disabilities
01/11/2016
The SWP has signed on to a letter to the Department of Homeland Security opposing immigration raids targeting refugees with disabilities.
Right to Reunify: Donations Matched Through End of Year!
12/23/2015
In 2015 we are targeting our end of year campaign on our work to reunite trafficking survivors with their children and families. Family reunification is one of the most resource-intensive services provided by SWP. Through December 31, 2015 – all of our donations will be matched up to $3000 to support the Right to Reunify!
SWP Winter Newsletter
12/23/2015
Click to download our winter newsletter (23MB, PDF).