International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers around the world in 2022
Image: The red umbrella is an important symbol for sex worker rights and is used for events that are held on December 17. by Gabriel Santiago , from Unsplash. CC0

About International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

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Dates of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
2024 InternationalDec 17
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2023 InternationalDec 17
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2022 InternationalDec 17
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2021 InternationalDec 17
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2020 InternationalDec 17
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Summary
Find out the dates, history and background of International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is observed annually on December 17th by sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies.

Originally conceived as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle, Washington, US, it has evolved into an annual international event and has empowered workers from over cities around the world to come together and organise against discrimination and remember victims of violence.

The day was first observed in 2003, and was founded by Dr Annie Sprinkle and the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA (SWOP-USA), an American sex worker rights organization

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