December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, a day on which the sex worker community remembers victims of violence over the past year and calls attention to the social stigma, discrimination, and criminalization of sex work that have contributed to this violence. CHLP joins the sex work community’s fight to end violence and challenges the violence and harm that criminalization of both health status and consensual victimless conduct cause to sex workers.
For a list of those that were lost in 2020: https://december17.swopusa.org/2020-memorial-lists/
There are several online events to commemorate the day including:
No Bad Women, Just Bad Laws
Stand Up for Sex Workers
Grief and Healing on International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
A sex worker-led discussion of grief, healing, and community building in rememberence of those lost. The evening will include panel discussions with sex workers, mental health professionals and a community question and answer space.