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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

In the spirit of remembrance MASH invites sex workers, allies and advocates to join us in recognizing December 17, the International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers.

IDEVASW was first recognized in 2003 as a memorial and vigil for the victims of the Green River Killer in Seattle Washington. Since 2003, International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers has empowered people from cities around the world to come together and organize against discrimination and remember victims of violence.

Last week at an event to mark our 25th Anniversary, MASH staff and service-users came together to remember women who we have lost, and to renew our commitment in the on-going struggle for empowerment for all sex workers. We distributed safety alarms and information and wrote down our thoughts on simple labels which were hung on a ‘reflection tree’ to share.

Please join with sex workers around the world and stand against violence committed against our communities.

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