Photo by Mistress Blunt, from International Whore’s Day 2018 in Washington Square Park.
Today, December 17, we stand in solidarity to support the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. The majority of violence against sex workers is also violence against transwomen, against women of color, against immigrants, and against drug users. We cannot end the marginalization and victimization of all sex workers without also fighting trans-phobia, racism, xenophobia, and the stigma and criminalization of drug use.
Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was first recognized in 2003 as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington. Since 2003, people from cities around the world have come together on December 17th, organized against discrimination, and remembered victims of violence. (Info adapted from SWOP)
Please take a moment to visit the Sex Workers Memorial Site.