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17 December 2010

A blog of the events relating to 17 December 2010 - Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Monday, December 20, 2010 - 00:00
The Association of Hungarian Sex Workers carried out a postcard campaign with SWAN support on the 17th of December . We prepared the attached postcard with the picture taken at our 10th birthday red umbrella march.
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 14:16
17 December and Red umbrellas come to Bosnia and Herzegovina!
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 13:36
For non UK residents: Bradford was the site of our most recent (known) multiple killer; Stephen Griffiths (the "Crossbow Cannibal") will shortly stand trial for the murders of Suzanne Blamires, Susan Rushworth and Shelley Armitage, and possibly other women too. Remembering our friends and colleagues 17 December 2010vigil 5-6pmat the bottom of Ivegateopposite Centenary Square, BradfordP
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 13:21
Laura writes a letter objecting to a private member bill proposing to criminalise clients in Scotland. A letter to Holyrood 13 December, 2010 by Laura Lee Dear Sirs,
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 12:38
UKNSWP sent a letter to Merseyside Police earlier in the week raising awareness re 17th December, applauding them on their work addressing violence against sex workers and asking if the Chief would reinforce their position. The good news is the Chief Constable i.e. head of police force in Merseyside has made a statement on their website!! Here it is.
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 11:23
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 10:49
You have to read this!The criminalisation of sex work increases the vulnerability of sex workers to human rights violations and violence. However, sex workers are raising awareness, working with policy makers, and organizing against this violence, as the following examples from Research for Sex Work show:
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 00:00
This year HOPS marked the International day to End Violence against Sex Workers in several regions in Macedonia – Skopje, the capital, but also Gostivar, Strumica and Ohrid where mixed teams of sex workers and other professionals work together on service provision.  Most of activities were community oriented, in order to get sex workers familiar
Friday, December 17, 2010 - 00:00
In the light of the International Day to end the violence against sex workers, the red umbrella was symbolically opened for the fourth time in the capital city of Macedonia. Sex workers and their supporters actively participated in the event organized by the Association for Support of Marginalized Workers STAR-STAR.
Thursday, December 16, 2010 - 16:26
This poem was written in Russian and translated to english. It was written by a sex worker from Kazakhstan during a workshop held in Ohrid, Macedonia in 2009. You can find this and other writings by sex workers in the SWAN SW Community newsletter: You Are Not Alone, Together We Are Stronger.

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