December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Started in Seattle in 2003 by Dr. Annie Sprinkle and SWOP-USA as a tribute to the victims of the Green River Killer, December 17th has become a global movement. Here at All In A Day’s (Sex) Work, we will observe December 17th by telling 17 stories. Every day between now and the 17th, I’ll post a mini episode in rememberance of a sex worker lost to violence. On the 17th, SWOP-Behind Bars will be hosting a 24-hour online vigil which is open to the public. https://www.facebook.com/InternationalDaytoendViolenceAgainstSexWorkers/
SWOP Behind Bars offers scholarships for incarcerated sex workers to study a broad range of subjects via correspondence courses, including paralegal and accounting.
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35 when we made poster. 48 today. #december172019 is #idtevasw International Day To End Violence Against Sex Workers Thanks @christadaring @swop_usa @swopbehindbars We CAN help stop the violence! #ourvoiceistheirvoice #restinpower http://www.december17.org
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.
Philly vigil set for 31 sex workers slain in U.S. this year