2022 SWP Fact Sheet

• Sex workers are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence at work. Sex workers of color, migrant sex workers, transgender sex workers experience even greater risk of sexual violence and assault.
• There are very limited options to report the violence, and sex workers are reluctant to go to the police because of potential arrest or further assault.
• According to a systematic review of research, globally, sex workers have a 45% to 75% chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job.

Dec 17th #IDTEVASW 2021 TAMPEP International

Together we can enact change, but we need your help. The plight of migrant Workers cannot be ignored any longer, for the situation is critical.   On December 17th 2021, on the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers, TAMPEP, the European Network for the Promotion of Rights and Health among Migrant Sex Workers, gives continuity to its campaign Europe has forgotten the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers. 

2021 International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Memorial List

This Friday, December 17, 2021, SWOP Behind Bars joins sx workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. As we come together to remember those lost, we renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all people who trade sex. For nearly two decades our community members have dedicated many months, meticulous care and endless anxiety each year to the collection and creation of the annual memorial list. Each year, the search for names, dates, locations, cause and circumstances of each life and death, reminds us that one day our own names will be on this list.