Saturday, March 04, 2006

March 3 - Sex Workers Day

Friday is International Sex Worker Rights Day and sex worker groups across the world will be celebrating the lives of these workers as well as highlight their determination and strength.

The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (Sweat) will celebrate the day with a group of sex workers and recommit themselves to taking the law reform process forward, according to legal advocacy and lobbying coordinator, Anna Weekes.

"We will also be launching a campaign to stop arrests of sex workers under loitering by-laws."

In 2001 over 25 000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. Organisers wanted to celebrate the lives of sex workers and have subsequently celebrated March 3 as International Sex Workers' Rights Day.

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