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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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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SWEAT South Africa: Say Her Name Campaign

SAY HER NAME: To Commemorate Women Who Have Been Taken From Us By Violence. http://sweat.org.za/say-her-name/

Sarah “She was a sex worker and mother. She was so sweet a person you will never ever hear her fight with her colleagues. She loved her child, a boy, and her house. She was always joking with us and because she was older than us, she did not like us to be unprofessional. She was pregnant and sick and did a back street abortion. It did not go well and because she was HIV positive she never recovered and died. The lack of information made my friend loose her life.” – by Dudu (SWEAT)

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Female homicide rate in U.S. dropped after Craigslist launched its erotic services platform

The September 2017 study, authored by West Virginia University and Baylor University economics and information systems experts, analyzes rates of female homicides in various cities before and after Craigslist opened an erotic services section on its website. The authors found a shocking 17 percent decrease in homicides with female victims after Craigslist erotic services were introduced.

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RTK Challenge: J4N

A representative of the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office this week said the agency expects to seek a protective order in PGN’s open-records case for 911 recordings relating to the Nizah Morris incident.Tim Cwiek for EPGN Protective orders typically are employed to seal court records that otherwise would be accessible to the public. During a July…

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PHL Action Alert: J4N Committee Announcement

J4N: Next Nizah Morris court proceeding scheduled for 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 19, 2018 in Courtroom 426. Last proceeding was 10 a.m. Tuesday, October 10, 2017, in City Hall Courtroom 426, with Judge Abbe Fletman presiding. Thank you.

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Focus on Mental Illness & Violence: Pa Serial Killer Joseph Miller

The grisly history of serial killer Joseph Miller’s crimes | PennLive.com

June 30, 1992: A Harrisburg woman with a history of prostitution staggers to a secluded home in Wheatfield Township in Perry County. She told police she was raped, forced to perform oral sex, then stabbed more than 25 times in the head with a screwdriver before being left for dead.

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We Remember: Ashley Ugoletti

Pa. stripper stabbed to death by salon nail tech who hangs himself | PennLive.

Nguyen Tran, 31, is accused of fatally stabbing Ashley Ugoletti, 27, inside his Westmoreland County home. He worked as a nail tech at a nearby salon, while she worked as a stripper in a Pittsburgh club and was facing prostitution and drug charges at the time of her death.

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17 Facts About Violence Against Sex Workers

Judges, police and juries often hold bias against sex workers. In Philadelphia, 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

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