Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA


Sex Workers Outreach Project-USA is a national grassroots social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education, community building, and advocacy.

SWOP is committed to the safety, autonomy, and human rights of people in the sex trade, and stands in solidarity with the many social justice movements intersectional to our own, including but not limited to Black Lives Matter, disability rights, drug and immigration reform, gender equality and the LGBTQ movement, and the rights of the working class. 



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. Our attorneys help clients remain in stable housing, access safer working conditions and employment options, protect their legal rights in family court, clear their criminal records, secure legal immigration status, and fight police misconduct and hate crimes. Our social workers provide long term supportive therapy and case management, creating best practices for an emerging field.


Sex Worker Advocates Coalition

SWAC is a group of individuals and organizations promoting the human rights, civil rights and liberties, health, safety, and well-being of sex workers and people profiled as sex workers in Washington D.C. and advocating for legislation and other policy changes to challenge the system of criminalization of sex work. SWAC’s mission is to support and advocate for the decriminalization of consensual sexual exchange in the District. 


The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers.



The Red Project

The Red Project offers practical advice and emotional support for sex workers affected by, or at risk of, sexual violence.   

The project is provided by RSVP, working to improve the health, safety and well being of sex workers. 








Mechanisms of religious trauma amongst queer people in Australia’s evangelical churches

Hollier, J., Clifton, S. & Smith-Merry, J. Mechanisms of religious trauma amongst queer people in Australia’s evangelical churches. Clin Soc Work J (2022).



“Some of us actually choose to do this”: The meanings of sex work from the perspective of female sex workers in Denmark

Mille Huglstad , Ingrid Louise, Isabell Halvorsen, Hans Jonsson,  & Kristina Tomra Nielsen

Pages 68-81 | Accepted 04 Sep 2020, Published online: 16 Oct 2020



Decriminalizing Sex Work and Drugs Central to Trans and LGBTQ+ Rights




Harm Reduction and Decriminalization of Sex Work: Introduction to the Special Section

Brooks-Gordon, B., Morris, M. & Sanders, T. Harm Reduction and Decriminalization of Sex Work: Introduction to the Special Section. Sex Res Soc Policy 18, 809–818 (2021).