SWOP-Tucson will observe Int’l Sex Workers Rights Day on March 6th, 2011.

Posted by admin on March 3rd, 2011

The observance of International Sex Workers Rights Day originated in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organizers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group whose membership consists of somewhere upwards of 50,000 sex workers and members of their communities. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3 March as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day.

Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (2002): “We felt strongly that that we should have a day what need to be observed by the sex workers community globally. Keeping in view the large mobilization of all types of global sex workers [Female,Male,Transgender], we proposed to observe 3rd March as THE SEX WORKERS RIGHTS DAY.

Join SWOP-Tucson on Sunday, March 6th, 2011 from 2-5pm at Reid Park, Ramada #18, 900 South Randolph Way in Tucson, AZ for a Picnic in the Park to celebrate International Sex Workers Rights Day!

We will be having a Vegan/vegetarian and meat-eater friendly BBQ,  piñatas, one for the kids filled with candy and one for the adults filled with fun (donated by SAFE), as well as music and games! Suggested $10 donation or bring a dish. 

All sex workers, family, friends and allies are welcome! 

Check out what’s going on around the USA this International Sex Workers Rights Day !