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International Whores Day 2023

June 1 - June 2

2010 Ban Ki Moon urges: ‘We can remove punitive laws, policies, practices, stigma and discrimination that block effective responses to AIDS.”

Resources about Canada laws & policies impacting migrant sex workers:

 Butterfly‘s report Behind The Rescue: How Anti-Trafficking Investigations and Policies Harm Migrant Sex Workers

 Butterfly‘s report Caught in the Carceral Web: Anti-Trafficking Laws and Policies and Their Impacts on Migrant Sex Workers

 A Pathway to End Violence Against Migrant Sex Workers: Access, Safety, Dignity and Justice from Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Worker Support Network

WORK PERMIT RESTRICTION ON “EMPLOYMENT IN BUSINESSES RELATED TO THE SEX-TRADE Submitted to Parliament by Butterfly (Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network) June 2018 https://www.ourcommons.ca/Content/Committee/421/JUST/Brief/BR10006331/br-external/ImmigrationLegalCommittee-e.pdf

SWAN Vancouver’s video Harming while trying to help

SWAN Vancouver. Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations Sex Work Prohibition: Analysis & Recommendations.  https://swanvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Immigration-and-Refugee-Protection-Regulations-Sex-Work-Prohibition-Analysis-and-Recommendations.pdf

SWAN Vancouver: Immigration and Refugee Protection Regulations Sex Work Prohibition. Analysis: Charter Violations https://swanvancouver.ca/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/Immigration-and-Refugee-Protection-Regulations-Sex-Work-Prohibition-CharterViolations.pdfResponding to Human Trafficking: Dispossession, Colonial Violence, and Resistance among Indigenous and Racialized Women by Julie Kaye

Report and executive summary of law reform recommendations by the Canadian Alliance for Sex Work Law Reform

Resources about NZ laws & policies impacting migrant sex workers:

Armstrong, L. (2018). Almost legal: migrant sex work in New Zealand. openDemocracy. [online] 6 Jun.

Armstrong, L. (2018). New Zealand. In: Sex Workers Organising for Change: Self-representation, community mobilisation, and
working conditions. https://gaatw.org/resources/publications/941-sex-workers-organising-for-change

Scarlet Alliance is hosting a free, public event this year for International Whores Day, register here:

Free sex worker only events in most capital cities, check with your local org for specifics:

Thursday 1 June

1-2pm Respect Inc tea party Meanjin

6pm Forum SWOPNSW

7:30pm Hookers & Strippers Ball SWOPNSW

Friday 2 June

11am – 12noon Magenta morning tea 

12 – 3pm nipaluna/Hobart lunch for location contact Sarai 0481 264 925 outreachtas@scarletalliance.org.au 

Afternoon Vixen event in Naarm, more details coming


June 1
June 2