December 17th 2023 is the 20th Memorial Year of International Day to End Violence Against Sx Workers.
US State Department of the UN Human Rights Council's Recommendation No 86 aims to "ensure access to public services paying attention to the special vulnerability of sexual workers to violence and human rights abuses." Best Practices Policy Project adds: Key Facts About Human Rights Violations & Sex Work ~ For the 2020 UPR of the [...]
Globally sx workers have a 45- 75% chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job. Individual studies of sex work in the US confirm high rates of violence, often from law enforcement.
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The Sex Worker community remains largely unrecognized as a population. This is an injustice and impacts our ability to gather statistics about both our losses and our resiliency. Sex Workers as a demographic need to be recognized and supported and funded so that data can be accurately reflected.
When Ridgeway was finally caught, I felt a need to memorialize my whore sisters that had died so horribly and needlessly. I cared, and I knew other people cared too. So I got together with Robyn Few, Founder of the Sex Worker Outreach Project, and SWOP members Stacey Swimme and Michael Fowley, and we claimed Dec. 17th as the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. We invited people to do memorials, vigils, and their chosen kind of events in their countries and cities. We produced a vigil at San Francisco’s City Hall. To date, hundreds of people around the world have done dozens of memorials, actions, and events of all kinds, and the participation is growing. Won’t you join us?
(New York, NY)— A grant from the Woodhull Freedom Foundation will support a new study on the effects of “de-platforming” adult sex workers in the U.S. conducted by Professor Samantha Majic of John Jay College of Criminal Justice and Melissa Ditmore, a student at the CUNY School of Public Health & Health Policy and Graduate Center alum. Results in 2023.