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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers


This international initiative is led by SWOP USA.

Human Rights & Pro Sex Worker Rights Exhibition, & Launch of Petition against the Registration of Sex Workers in the Northern Territory
6th Dec, 5.30 pm, Supreme Court, State Square, Darwin
This Installation highlights that human rights protocols are selectively being ignored by governments globally in relation to sex workers. Unsafe working conditions, stigma and discrimination still remains, destroying lives of many sex workers. The viewer is asked to reflect and think about their own judgments on sex workers. The wig, clothing and shoes have all been worn by sex workers at work.
"The registration of individual sex workers is a violation of human, working and civil rights. Sex workers have the right to privacy, the right to work in an occupation of choice, the right to live and work free from violence and harassment, the right to live free from discrimination, vilification, trafficking and prohibition."
"We want working rights, human rights, union rights – WITH EQUALITY"


Launch of Sex Worker Law Resource 7th Dec, 3.30pm, Supreme Court, State Square, Darwin
These education resources have been produced by sex workers as not just peer educators but as community educators. Out of constant struggle for sex workers voices to be heard, are those that will speak out proud; individual sex workers, EMPOWER, Scarlet Alliance.. we are proud to have produced such amazing resources! Launched by resource editor, Alina Thomas
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Stall In Darwin17th Dec, Supreme Court, State Square, Darwin.
Community education stall in middle of city hub, mall whore art exhibits, information, petition + safe sex workers rights info accompanying red umbrella campaign highlighting ending violence against sex workers by addressing working rights. All welcome!
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers Protest In Sydney 5pm, 13th December 2007
Sex Workers in Sydney city will carry red umbrellas for the last time in 2007, against the brothel closure laws by the Iemma Government, and in favour of better local council sex industry policy. We take our protest outfits seriously On the street with our umbrellas Standing around the protest Doing media Doing more media, link to some of the media Entering the building Us inside the LGSA offices