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  1. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 5:41 pm |

    You can see some photos from the NYC December 17th vigil last night here.

  2. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 5:50 pm |

    Here is a statement about a December 17th event in Hong Kong by Zi Teng.

  3. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  4. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  5. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  6. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 6:30 pm |

    From Healthy Options Project Skopje:

    Today is 17th of December, International Day to end Violence against sex
    workers.

    In Macedonia, as throughout the world, sex workers are pushed to the margins
    of society by a combination of prejudice, discrimination, and violence.
    Insults and hate plague their lives, pervade media reports, and direct the
    approach of social institutions. But the lives and livelihoods of sex
    workers comprise of much more and the conviction remains that the selling of
    sexual services does not justify denial of fundamental rights, to which all
    human beings are entitled.

    “You Must Know About Me” is a first-hand account of sex workers’ experiences
    and aspirations off and on the streets. While dealing with the harassment
    and violence from clients, pimps, and the police, sex workers strive to
    counter the hostile public attitude by speaking out and fighting for basic
    rights.

    The video calls for zero tolerance of violence against sex workers, adequate
    investigation and prosecution of perpetrators, and coordinated response of
    social institutions to the actual needs of sex workers.

    Watch and take action: http://hub.witness.org/en/YMKAM

    Video is available in English, Russian, and Macedonian.

  7. RD
    RD December 18, 2009 at 6:34 pm |

    At the NYC event, speakers included representatives from the Sex Workers Project, NYC Anti-Violence Project, Streetwise and Safe, Sex Work Awareness, Washington Heights Corner Project, and other community groups. There was a candlelit vigil to remember and honor the sex workers killed in 2009. There was also a community speakout against violence in our community in which anyone could speak (for example about violence they had experienced, friends they had lost, etc.).

  8. Tlönista
    Tlönista December 18, 2009 at 7:40 pm |

    My squidkitten, who works in both the States and the UK, did a bit of a news round-up.

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