March 3 Is International Sex Workers’ Rights Day

International Sex Workers’ Rights Day was created in 2001 by Calcutta based group Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee) to shine an international spotlight on “sex worker activism, resilience, community and strength!” Since then, sex workers and advocates around the world commemorate March 3 as an opportunity to raise awareness about human rights abuses […]

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An Open Letter To Those Against The Amnesty International Draft Proposal To Decriminalize Sex Work

Last week, a draft proposal by Amnesty International, which called for the global decriminalization of sex work, leaked. It was met with immediate opposition by the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women, in a letter signed by many celebrities and public figures, including Lena Dunham, Meryl Streep, Anne Hathaway and, perhaps most disturbing, Gloria Steinem. CATW […]

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