Men Kill 17 Women in April – Evrim Kepenek (Istanbul)

Forced sex work. Men forced at least 11 women to sex work in April. This figure was 33 in the same month last year. Ten of the women who were forced to sex work were not citizens of Turkey. Judicial process. There were at least 14 perpetrators who forced women to sex work. Only two perpetrators were arrested. At least 12 perpetrators were detained. Explanation. The bianet Male Violence Monitoring Report only covers women who lost their lives as a result of male violence. We do not include any violence cases or crimes that are not gender-based. Throughout the year, we keep track of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths of women in separate monthly tallies but do not add them to the number presented in the headline. At the end of the year, we examine these cases of unidentified murders and suspicious deaths to determine whether the crimes were gender-based. We add the gender-based incidents into the report.

CoVid Takes Lorena Borjas

Mexican-born Lorena Borjas has died in New York due to COVID19-related illness. She has been a staunch activist for the transLatinx sex worker community in NYC for the last 30 years. She started the Lorena Borjas Fund to bail folks out of jail, as well as Colectivo Intercultural TRANSgrediendo.

NYC’s Sex Work Exhibition Officially Pops Off

The week-long event will culminate in a town hall with prominent New York politician State Sen. Julia Salazar (D-Bushwick, Cypress Hills, Greenpoint, Williamsburg, parts of Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brownsville,  East New York) and progressive Tiffany Cabán discussing sex industry reform legislation in New York State. 
The Stop Violence in the Sex Trade Act, a package of bills that support the full decriminalization of the entire sex industry not just workers or victims, was first introduced in New York in 2019 by Salazar. It has yet to be passed into law. - Ariama Long TIME

Tools Against violence – BC Coalition of experiential communities

The British Columbia Coalition of Experiential Communities (BCCEC) is a consortium of sex worker activists who work to eliminate the oppressive systems and forces that create harm for individuals in the sex industry. We support diverse perspectives and experiences in the sex industry however we do not support enforcement or rehabilitation models that promote the continued criminalization of sex workers or perpetuate sex worker dependency on social programs.