COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote – Uprise RI

COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote – Uprise RI — Read on upriseri.com/2020-06-30-coyote-ri/ COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote By  COYOTE RI June 30, 2020 “Your office was not willing to review any of the evidence based research regarding … Continue reading COYOTE RI: An open letter to Senator Whitehouse on upcoming EARN IT Act vote – Uprise RI

Pride Screening of No Human Involved (with Q and A) Tickets, Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite

Eventbrite - PJ Starr presents Pride Screening of No Human Involved (with Q and A) - Sunday, June 28, 2020 - Find event and ticket information. — Read on http://www.eventbrite.com/e/pride-screening-of-no-human-involved-with-q-and-a-tickets-109907811222 More about the film: In 2009 after she was sentenced to more than two years of imprisonment for solicitation of prostitution, Marcia Powell was locked … Continue reading Pride Screening of No Human Involved (with Q and A) Tickets, Sun, Jun 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM | Eventbrite

The fight to decriminalise sex work | openDemocracy

COVID-19 threatens both the lives and livelihoods of sex workers yet governments look the other way. A new publication seeks to help sex workers get their attention. — Read on http://www.opendemocracy.net/en/beyond-trafficking-and-slavery/fight-decriminalise-sex-work/ COVID's many threats to sex workers Last January we released an expert discussion online about how to effectively argue for the decriminalisation of sex … Continue reading The fight to decriminalise sex work | openDemocracy

Police mistreatment of sex workers by Sarah Smit

The relationship between sex workers and the South African Police Service has always been strained, with both male and female workers levelling allegations of discrimination and harassment against law enforcers. But sex workers say intensified policing during the nationwide lockdown has made matters  far worse. As violence erupted in the United States over the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police officers, news broke of the death of a sex worker in police custody in Mowbray, Cape Town. - Sarah Smit

International Whores Day (IWD)


International Whores' Day or International Sex Workers Day is observed annually on June 2 of each year, honours sex workers and recognises their often exploited working conditions. The event commemorates the occupation of Église Saint-Nizier in Lyon by more than a hundred sex workers on June 2, 1975 to draw attention to their inhumane working conditions.[1] It has been celebrated annually since 1976. In German, it is known as Hurentag (Whore's Day). In Spanish-speaking countries, it is the Día Internacional de la Trabajadora Sexual, the International Day of the Sex Worker.