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.
Fast Track Cities Statement
06/06/2016
SWP's Sienna Baskin gave a statement to the Fast Track Cities event convened by UNAIDS and the Mayors of Paris and New York
Not Silenced
05/27/2016
SWP has signed on to a letter protecting sex workers' rights at the UN.
Amnesty and Decriminalization
05/26/2016
Sex Workers Project responds to Amnesty International's policy on decriminalizing sex work.
Vacancy: Supervising Social Worker
05/20/2016
SWP is hiring! We have a part-time vacancy for a supervising social worker (PDF, 208K)
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][EspaƱol]
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.