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

Sex workers' rights on the radio
02/08/2016
SWP's Sienna Baskin talks about sex workers' rights in New York City and in New Zealand, on WBAI and other NPR affiliates from February 8th.
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).
Friendsgiving 2015
12/11/2015
Friendsgiving is an evening of love for our community, awards presentation to community leaders, live music, food and beverages! This FREE event is a celebration of the people who give the work of SWP drive and purpose - people like you!
SWP Statement on Rentboy
09/10/2015
The Sex Workers Project has released a statement concerning the recent raid on Rentboy.com.
SWP Letter to Amnesty International
08/06/2015
The Sex Workers Project applauds the recent move for Amnesty International to support the human rights and dignity of those in the sex trade by supporting decriminalization policies. (PDF, 120K)
SWP Press Release about Visa and Mastercard
07/17/2015
SWP denounces the decision of Visa and Mastercard not to process payments for Backpage.com, a decision that endangers sex workers and trafficking victims. (PDF, 283K)