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 Workersâ€™ Rights Day.
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (2002): â€œWe 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 globalÂ sex workersÂ [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!
WeÂ will beÂ having a Vegan/vegetarian and meat-eaterÂ friendly BBQ,Â Â piÃ±atas, one for the kidsÂ filled with candyÂ and one for the adults filled with fun (donated by SAFE), as well asÂ music and games! Suggested $10 donation or bring a dish.Â
All sex workers, family, friends and allies are welcome!Â
Check out what’s going on around the USA this International Sex Workers Rights Day !