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December 17, 2019 Day to End Violence

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 4:30 pm El Tiradito 6:30 pm The Red Light Lounge The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers was conceived by Annie Sprinkle and the Sex Worker Outreach Project in 2003, in response to the arrest of the Green River Killer in Seattle, who was convicted of killing 49 sex workers […]


Yoga Fundraiser for SWOP-Tucson

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 7:30-8:30pm $7 Yoga Oasis – 2631 N Campbell Ave This will be a one hour gentle All Bodies Rise Yoga class benefiting SWOP Tucson. Come show some tlc while supporting Tucson’s sex worker community. Recommended donation of $7+, bring a friend!


The Sacred Ritual of Whores – Day to End Violence

December 17th, 2016, 5:30pm
El Tiradito Shrine – 420 South Main Ave, Tucson, AZ

In honor of our fallen angels we will gather for the global event known as the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.


2015 Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

12/15/15, 4:30pm @ Fluxx Studios Join us for a panel discussion Empowerment and Choice, sex workers speak about the joys and challenges of their profession. 12/17/15 @ 5:30pm @ El Tiradito Join us for a vigil to honor and remember sex workers who were murdered in the past year. We will hang cranes, light candles […]


Amnesty Recommends Decriminalization

Amnesty International delegates adopted a resolution to recommend decriminalization of  sex work and encouraged governments “to ensure that sex workers enjoy full and equal legal protection from exploitation, trafficking and violence.” Uninformed celebrities voiced their opposition but Amnesty remained steadfast. We don’t know all of those people but in the U.S. Carol Leigh was one of […]


Male Sex Work Handbook

Check out this amazing book by Hook, a non-profit for men in the sex industry.


Anti-Violence Program in Tucson

520-624-0348 or 800-553-9387, for TTY 711 The Anti-Violence Project offers a 24 hour bilingual  crisis hotline for LGQIH+ people with free support, referrals and emergency shelter. Walk-in hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm at the Wingspan Community Center AVP Outreach Office located at 375 South Euclid Avenue. You can also call to make an appointment […]


Int’l Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers – Dec 17th!

We invite you to join us  on Tuesday, December 17th for our IDEVASW event.  It’s free and open to the public. 4:30 pm   Main Library at Stone & Alameda:   Die In/Art/Performance.   Stilt walkers, acrobats, hookers, activists.  And, you. 5:00 pm   Processional (Wear red, bring red umbrellas, candles, an open heart) 6:00 pm   El Tiradito Shrine, […]


Sexual Assault Assistance Updated

Our apologies if any sex workers tried to get in touch with us through the Sexual Assault Assistance page in the recent months.  We hadn’t realized the email on there was bad until recently.   Our email address is   It’s a private, secure email address vetted by long time SWOP members and all information will […]


Sex Worker Murder Victims: 2013

  These are the names of the 72 sex workers from across the globe who lost their lives this past year (updated through 11/30/13).   Thanks to for keeping the list.   Click here.

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