Events for International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers (2020)

December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, a day on which the sex worker community remembers v

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
12:00pm ET

ANSWER's Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Virtual Vigil 
1:00pm ET

A 'Hoe-liday' Celebration by Umbrella Lane and National Ugly Mugs
1:00pm ET

Stand Up for Sex Workers
2:00pm ET

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.
5:30pm ET

D17: Day of Remembrance and Virtual Launch Party
6:00pm ET

Resistance & Resilience: Intl' Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
8:00pm ET