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International Sex Workers' Rights Day

Events, celebrations and publications when sex workers and activists come together to remember March 3rd, International Sex Workers' Rights Day.

Today on March 3rd Sex Workers, activists and supporters come together to highlight the inconsistencies and atrocities towards the rights for sex workers globally and the amount of work that is still to do until they achieve parity with the rest of society. Due to archaic laws the majority of sex workers around the world still face a daily struggle due to stigma, discrimination and criminalisation of their work. The North East Sex Work Forum supports full decriminalisation of sex work and stands in solidarity with all affected by this unfair treatment.

Events and Publications

Decrim Now

Decrim Now will be striking on March 8th, International Women's Day at 6pm in Leicester Square, London to demand the resources and rights that are needed to keep sex workers safe and have the following messages:

"We call on all sex workers and all who consider themselves feminists: march with us."

"We are striking with one core demand: We Want To Live."

"Our workplaces should not be places of violence or harm. We have a right to work safely, collectively, and without police intervention."

They urge as many people that can to turn up and support them!!


International Sex Workers' Rights Day - 3rd March 2022

In 2001, over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival, despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit. The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 sex worker members, and members of their communities. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3 March as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. Tags - community-based organising

Basis Sex Work Project

It's #InternationalSexWorkerRightsDay! To mark the day we wanted to share some quotes from our 'Our Voices' book, which tells the stories of 13 sex workers from across the industry. Keep an eye on our twitter throughout the day! #EndTheStigma#SexWorkerRightsareHumanRights

March 3rd 2021

Gender Research Hub at Wolfson College (University of Cambridge)

At 7PM on Thursday 4 March, the Gender Hub has organised a panel with 8 sex workers from 5 different countries, who will be speaking about sex work and borders.

This is the website of the event and the Facebook event. You need to register in advance on the website.

These are the speakers: Pye Jakobsson (Rose Alliance), Sabrina Sanchez (OTRAS, from Spain), Kate McGrew (SWAI), Catherine Healy and Cherida Fraser (New Zealand), Amalia Luna and Betty Foxxx (Collective of prostitutes of Seville) and Charlotte (English Collective of Prostitutes).

A Way Out - Stockton-on-Tees



To mark International Sex Workers' Rights Day NSWP have launched new infographic and animation formats of key advocacy tools. Each was designed and created by Smo Sienkiewicz. Explore more here:…

Umbrella Lane

Happy #SexWorkersRightsDay Be sure to check out the video that they've put together to tell you a little more about today.


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