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

SWP is hiring!
The Sex Workers Project has vacancies for a Managing Director, Counselor/Advocate and an Attorney.
Benefit screening: "Exotic"
SWP presents a benefit screening of the documentary "Exotic" at Starr Bar, Brooklyn. More info ...
SWP Statement on Carl Ferrer arrest
SWP has issued a statement on the arrest of Backpage CEO Carl Ferrer (PDF, 222K)
Confronting Laws and Policies
SWP's Kate D'Adamo writes for The Body about laws and policing policies that encourage HIV transmission.
Vacancy for Immigration Attorney
SWP has a vacancy for a senior/supervising immigration attorney (PDF, 88K)
Donate to SWP
Missed the emPOWER 2016 event? You can still click here to make a donation.
Empower 2016
Join SWP for our 15th Anniversary Gala on June 16 at 7pm at Taj in Chelsea.
Fast Track Cities Statement
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
SWP has signed on to a letter protecting sex workers' rights at the UN.
Amnesty and Decriminalization
Sex Workers Project responds to Amnesty International's policy on decriminalizing sex work.
Vacancy: Supervising Social Worker
SWP is hiring! We have a part-time vacancy for a supervising social worker (PDF, 208K)
Immigration Options Workshop: Special Considerations
A workshop on immigration options with special considerations for the transgender community, hosted by the LGBT Community Center.