December 17th 2023 is the 20th Memorial Year of International Day to End Violence Against Sx Workers.
2022 US memorial. The updated list is on this link, along with the event flyer. Folks can use the QR code to join us this Saturday, Dec 17th from 7 to 10 pm EST.https://docs.google.com/document/d/1LOm3Lut-IRSGhEaxcm4XqtRAyyAsY8FIMgLhvEA6CKI/edit
• Sex workers are particularly vulnerable to sexual violence at work. Sex workers of color, migrant sex workers, transgender sex workers experience even greater risk of sexual violence and assault. • There are very limited options to report the violence, and sex workers are reluctant to go to the police because of potential arrest or further assault. • According to a systematic review of research, globally, sex workers have a 45% to 75% chance of experiencing sexual violence on the job.
Thank you Dec 17th volunteers for compiling the 2018-2020 U.S. Sex Worker Causes of Death. Email site for more information.
This Friday, December 17, 2021, SWOP Behind Bars joins sx workers, allies and advocates from around the world in recognizing International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. As we come together to remember those lost, we renew our commitment to the ongoing struggle for empowerment, visibility, and rights for all people who trade sex. For nearly two decades our community members have dedicated many months, meticulous care and endless anxiety each year to the collection and creation of the annual memorial list. Each year, the search for names, dates, locations, cause and circumstances of each life and death, reminds us that one day our own names will be on this list.
Violence Against Trans Sex Workers Fact Sheet: Intersections of Gender Identity, Race, Class and Criminalization.
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