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December 13th, 2011

Red Umbrella Day

Red Umbrella Day

The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is coming up. From SWOP:
“December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This event was created to call attention to crimes committed against sex workers all over the globe. Originally conceptualized by Annie Sprinkle and initiated by the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington, the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers has empowered workers from cities around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence. During the week of December 17th, sex worker rights organizations and their allies stage actions and vigils to raise awareness about violence that is commonly committed against sex workers. The assault, battery, rape and murder of sex workers must end. Existing laws prevent sex workers from reporting violence. The stigma and discrimination that is perpetuated by the prohibitionist laws has made violence against us acceptable. Please join with sex workers around the world and stand against criminalization and violence committed against our communities.”

Want to go to an event? Check here for something near you. Organizing an event? Let SWOP know here.

As a sex worker I think this is an important event to attend. Fellow sex workers can join together to speak up for our rights and supporters can join us in solidarity.

Posted by Vixen in Activism, Sex Workers

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