About Project X
Project X was established in November 2008 by Wong Yock Leng, a social worker who recognized that sex workers in Singapore are amongst the most marginalized and discriminated in society, and saw a gap in services for the sex worker community. She started with a small team of committed volunteers who would walk the streets of Geylang regularly in order to speak to sex workers and close the gap between sex workers and non-sex workers.
- Empower sex workers of all sexual orientation and gender identity and expression to take charge of their lives by providing space for self-determination.
- Increase sex workers’ awareness of their basic human rights, thereby increasing reports of violence and abuse.
- Speak out against violence against sex workers from law enforcers, clients, and members of the public.
- Increase sex workers’ knowledge of health issues, including but not limited to sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and HIV.
- Advocate for universal access to high standards of reproductive and sexual health services.
- Foster a community that is supportive and inclusive through workshops and events.
- Dispel myths of sex work and the inaccurate conflation with sex trafficking.
- Advocate for the end of legal oppression of sex workers.
A fair and safe sex industry for everyone involved and a society that respects sex workers, their clients, partners, and families.