D/17 Philly Thanks, Katherine Koster for all her dedication to anti violence efforts.

2015 Article by Katherine Koster for the Huffington Post: 17 Facts About Sexual Violence and Sex Work From November 25, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women until December 10th, Human Rights Day, global organizations are participating in 16 Days of Activism to catalyze action to end violence against women and girls around the world. In recognition of 16 Days of Activism, and in anticipation of December 17, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, here are seventeen things everyone should know about sexual violence and sex work. Judges, police and juries often hold bias against sex workers. In Philadelphia, former Judge Teresa Carr-Deni called gang-rape of a sex worker at gunpoint “theft of services” and refused to allow prosecution to press aggravated sexual assault charges. In South Africa, police routinely refuse to even pursue rape cases involving sex workers or laugh at victims when victims come forward. Photo of Philadelphia City Hall M. Dante

The Associated Press Demeaned Border Agent’s Victims How Headlines Dehumanized Victims Of Alleged Border Patrol Serial Killer Leah Carroll

The Associated Press first reported the news on its Twitter feed at 12:08 a.m. describing the victims as women. Less than an hour later, they’d changed the word “women” to "prostitutes." It took nearly a full day for the news outlet to reconsider their wording. They took down the original tweet replacing it with one that explained, “The AP has deleted a tweet about killings in Texas because it identified four individuals allegedly murdered by a Border Patrol officer as prostitutes, rather than as women or victims.”