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December 17th - International Day to End…

December 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Dec 17th - International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers   Dr. Annie Sprinkle and Founder Robyn Few of the Sex Worker Outreach Project in the United States created the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers to raise awareness about the global issue of sex worker abuse and mistreatment, and remember those sex workers who have lost their lives to violence. Initially a memorial day for murdered sex workers who fell victim to the Green River Serial Killer in Seattle, Washington, USA, December 17th has become a day of recognition for all violence and crime against sex workers worldwide, and organizations from around the globe stage events and take action to ...

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December 1st - World AIDS Day

December 1st - World AIDS Day

Dec 1 - World AIDS Day   Conceived by the World Health Organiztion, World AIDS Day was first celebrated on December 1, 1988, to raise awareness about the AIDS pandemic.  The date is formally recognized by national governments around the world, and world leaders and health officials join organizations and community members in events designed to educate on preventative measures, support those living with the disease, and memorialize those who have lost their lives.  Each year the World AIDS Campaign collaborates with civil society to identify a specific theme which shapes the international events and inspires AIDS advocacy actions throughout the year.   ...

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November 20th - International Transgende…

November 20th - International Transgender Day of Remembrance

Nov 20th - International Transgender Day of Remembrance   Moved by the 1998 murder of Rita Hester, transgender activist Gwendolyn Ann Smith founded a web-based campaign to memorialize transgender men and women who have lost their lives as a result of hate-crimes and transphobia.  Through the years the campaign has evolved from an internet-based movement to a national, then international day of action, commemorated by transgender persons and advocacy organizations around the world with candlelight vigils, marches, and memorial events.   To learn more about the International Transgender Day of Remembrance and find out about events in your area, visit http...

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July 22 – 27, 2012 - International AIDS …

July 22 – 27, 2012 - International AIDS Conference

July 22-27, 2012 - International AIDS Conference   The AIDS 2012 Conference Programme seeks to promote excellence and inquiry, encourage individual and collective action, foster multi-sectorial dialogue and constructive debate, and reinforce accountability amongst all stakeholders. Sessions will focus on the latest issues in HIV science, policy and practice and will also seek to share key research findings, lessons learned and best practices, as well as identify gaps in knowledge.  The conference will feature abstract-driven sessions, a daily plenary session, a variety of symposia sessions, workshops and independently organized satellite meetings.  In addition, the ...

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June 2nd - International Sex Worker Day

June 2nd - International Sex Worker Day

June 2nd - International Sex Worker Day   The Saint-Nizier Church in Lyon, France became the focus of local, national, and eventually international attention as the result of a 10 day protest.  On June 2, 1975 about 100 sex workers and their supporters congregated at the Church and staged a sit-in to protest mistreatment and abuse of sex workers at the hands of law enforcement.  Established feminist groups with experience in political activism supported the protesters, providing practical guidance for mobilizing and organizing the sex worker community.  Though police later stormed the church and forcibly removed the sex workers, the act of organized protes...

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March 3rd - International Sex Worker Rig…

March 3rd - International Sex Worker Rights Day

   March 3rd - International Sex Worker Rights Day       The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a sex worker collective in India, organized a demonstration to demand sex worker rights on March 3, 2001 in Calcutta.  Attended by more than 25,000 sex workers, the event inspired groups across the globe to recognize March 3rd as International Sex Workers' Rights Day.  Annual celebrations have commemorated this day for the last eleven years.    

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July 21-26, 2012 - Sex Worker Freedom Fe…

July 21-26, 2012 - Sex Worker Freedom Festival

July 21-26, 2012 - Sex Worker Freedom Festival   The Sex Worker Freedom Festival is an alternative event of the International AIDS Conference 2012 for sex workers and their allies.  The laws and documentation requirements of the United States could make it difficult for many sex workers to attend the Conference in Washington D.C.  In response to this challenge, The Sex Worker Freedom Festival will be hosted in Kolkata, India. This promotional video highlights some events from previous conferences and provides information about the upcoming Festival.  For more information and to register, visit: http://www.nswp.org/page/iac-2012-kolkata   ...

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