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Sex Worker Murders in Long Island

Stacey Swimme, activist for the Sex Workers Outreach Program (SWOP) discusses the recent murders of sex workers in Long Island. Stacey Swimme discusses the Long Island murders… by BeyondPixBroadcast

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SLUTWALK Tucson

Slutwalk is coming to Tucson! Slutwalk Tucson will take place in Downtown Tucson Friday, May 13, 2011 at 5pm. The ‘Slutwalk’ movement originated as a street parade in Toronto, Ontario, after a police officer involved in a sexual assault case stated the victim `would not have been raped had she not been dressed like a slut.’ […]

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SWOP-Tucson will observe Int’l Sex Workers Rights Day on March 6th, 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 […]

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Dec 17, 2010 Event

December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This event was created to call attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers all over the globe.  Originally conceived as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the  Green River Killer in Seattle, the day has become an annual event to […]

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March 3rd is Int’l Sex Worker Rights Day

The 3rd of March is International Sex Worker Rights Day. The 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 […]

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Demand for Sex Worker Rights!

December 17th is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This event was created by Sex Workers Outreach Project (SWOP-USA), a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. In 2009, sex workers from around the globe met gruesome […]

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Call To Action!

What: Protest Rally: Marcia Powell’s death, AZ Department of Corrections. When: Friday December 18th, 2009 NOON Where: AZ Department of Corrections 1601 West Jefferson St. Phoenix, AZ 85007 Sex Worker’s and allies are coming together in front of the AZ Department of Corrections on December 18th, as part of International Day To End Violence Against […]

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An Unfortunate Fact

The Department of Justice has a branch known as the Office on Violence Against Women.   In 1994, Congress passed the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA 1994) as part of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act. VAWA is a comprehensive legislative package designed to end violence against women.  It’s focus is on sexual assault […]

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Event Schedule

December 17, 2009: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m.     El Presidio Park, 160 West Alameda Street, Tucson, AZ.   Performance art/art installation with the theme, “No Human Involved.”  The central image will be a physical representation of the Perryville Prison which will honor the Marcia Powell tragedy, a performance piece/die-in and live  music. 6:30 p.m. -  7:30 p.m.  […]

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Know Your Legal Rights

We just added a whole new section called, “Your Legal Rights,” which contain links to the current Arizona laws against prostitution, an Emergency Response Worksheet, and a page entitled, “In Case of Arrest.”   Content courtesy of SWOP-Chicago.

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