D/17 Blog

We Remember: Miss Precious Nety in Nigeria

Shock as client reportedly murders prostitute in Borno March 29, 2018 Daily Post Nigeria http://dailypost.ng/author/ameh-comrade-godwin/ A commercial sex worker, Miss Precious Nety has been killed by a client who hired her for all night sex at a popular hotel in Galadima area of Maiduguri in Borno State.

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We Remember: Brazilian Rights Activist Marielle Franco

Prominent human rights advocate and councilwoman Marielle Franco was fatally shot while in her car by unknown assailants. Protests have been organized in the cities of Recife, Belem, Salvador, Natal, Sao Paulo, Brasilia among others to condemn Franco’s killing.

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We Remember: Lucy Lowe in a D/17 Moment Of Silence

The newspaper’s probe alleges that social workers were aware of the abuse in the 1990s, but that it took police a decade to  launch Operation Chalice, an inquiry into child prostitution in the Telford area in which seven men were jailed. It is also claimed that abused and trafficked children were considered “prostitutes” by council staff.

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3/14 Community Meet & Greet To Discuss Safety and SESTA

Community Meet & Greet To Discuss Safety and SESTA

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We Remember: Morgan Huennekens

we-remember-morgan-huennekens: gillum, 29, from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, confessed to killing a teenage prostitute after they allegedly fought over how much he would pay her

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Today we trade fear for sanctuary

Today we trade fear for sanctuary.

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Michael Angelo Diaz. Violently Attacked When Perceived To Be A Prostitute.

York County, Pennsylvania. A York man apparently upset because he thought his boyfriend was a male prostitute, used a knife to stab his boyfriend multiple times, York City Police said in charging documents.

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Sound Off: The Ethan Zach Trio Sex Work Sessions

Introduction by EJ: Over one year ago, I began working on a “Sex Work” episode for my podcast, The Ethan and Zach Trio. With the aid of my spirit guide, M., I dove in at the intersection of sexuality, labor and law. Together with my co-host Zach, we conducted several hours of interviews with M. and her associates, all of whom possess expertise in the sex industry

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CBS Reality to release documentary on killer Robert Pickton

A new documentary about one of the world’s most savage serial killers examines the grisly murders and resurfaces surveillance footage of his jail cell confession. The killings shocked the world and led in part to Canada decriminalizing prostitution. By Jennifer Smith For Dailymail.com

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J4N Oral Arguments

J4N 1/19 10A Courtroom 426 City of PHL

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Flashback: Florida 1970s

Suspected serial killer ‘Killer Cop’ Gerard John Schaefer profiled on Married with Secrets
5th January 2018 by James Wray

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THXXX Philly dot com!

D/17 PHL Thanks PHILLY dot com, The Daily News and The Inquirer: As allied with the mission of SWOP Behind Bars: “With these efforts we can reduce sexual violence in the US, ameliorate conditions for a marginalized portion of the population, and destigmatize what is a reality for many women.”


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Transgender woman suing Allegheny County Jail opens up about struggles, acceptance

We’re here to help.” Equality PA, a nonprofit working to advance the rights of those who identify as LGBTQ, estimates that 74 percent of transgender Pennsylvanians have reported experiencing some form of harassment at work. The organization says 26 percent of those who identify as transgender have lost a job. In 2016, advocates tracked at least 23 violent deaths of transgender people in the United States, then the most ever recorded, according to the civil rights organization Human Rights Campaign. This year, that number has risen to 27, the HRC said. Williams said that many of her friends did not make it out of their 20s because of violence, suicide or drug overdoses.

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Intersectionality Of Transgender Law and Sex Work Advocacy

“It means decriminalizing sex work so that people can earn a living safely. It means an end to policy and legislation that would label us as criminals simply for who we are, like the bill that almost passed this summer in Texas, where Brandi was murdered. The solution to violence is not harsher sentences for each individual who murders us, but rather to value our lives in the first place.” Isa Noyola, deputy director of Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organization.

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Philly vigil set for 31 sex workers slain in U.S. this year

Philly vigil set for 31 sex workers slain in U.S. this year

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Sunday December 17th Thomas Paine Plaza 3-5

“Its time to change the social perception that she wasn’t a person, she was a “prostitute”. No one wants to feel a sense of community or sameness with her. She was something other than us and therefore we don’t need to feel fear or grief at the fact or the manner of her death.”

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We Remember: The 1986 Murder Of Tanya & Tina

Tanya Moore (Jonathan Streater) and Tina Rodriguez (Faustino Arroyo) were two transgender friends working as prostitutes on Philadelphia’s thirteenth street in 1986. The pair disappeared on June 30, 1986 after getting into a couple of clients’ car. On July 3, 1986 their mutilated and dismembered bodies were found burning at a baseball diamond in Middletown

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Woodhull Sexual Freedom Town Hall in PHL on Sexual Violence

For this week’s issue of the PGN, I wrote about the Woodhull Sexual Freedom Town Hall, a daylong event focused on ending sexual violence. It takes place on Saturday at the First Unitarian Church, 2125 Chestnut Street. Here’s a link to the article: http://www.epgn.com/news/local/12826-lgbt-inclusive-town-hall-explores-solutions-to-sexual-violence In addition to Woodhull, Project SAFE and other local groups are involved. Check it…

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Death In Queens Raid Leads To D/17 at 109th Police Precinct

Yang Song, from Shenyang, China.  38 years old, falls from her death from a 3rd story building during prostitution raid, Nov 27th, 2017 in Flushing NY See Also: Family, Former Attorney of Queens Woman Who Fell to Her Death in Vice Sting Say She Was Sexually Assaulted By Police and Forced To Be Informant In “In Justice Today”.

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Philly gets a hotline for hate crimes

For people who either witness or are victim of a hate crime in Philadelphia, there’s now a number for that.

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Justice Makes Us Safer

We Believe In You Larry That Yes – Justice Makes Us Safer!

Please – Don’t leave Philly’s Sex Workers out of the sentiment.

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17 December 2017: The 14th International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers

17 Dec 2017 The 14th Annual International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers

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