SWOP Tampa Bay is celebrating International Sex Worker Rights Day (March 3rd) a little early this year. Join us
Sunday, March 1st
11a, – 7pm (Drop in whenever works for you)
@ A private home in St. Pete
for a little self-care soiree to lift up and refresh the Sex worker community. There will be massages, manicures, casual photo shoots, snacks, and good company.
Open to current and former sex workers only. We hope to meet new folk!
Please bring snacks or drinks to share if you can.
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“International Sex Worker Rights Day began in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India or a festival organized by a Calcutta-based group called Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee). In 2002, Durbar invited organizations from around the world to join them in commemorating Sex Worker Rights Day on March 3rd.
Since 2002, sex workers and advocates around the world have organized protests, gatherings, film screenings, art shows, and lectures on and around March 3 to raise awareness about human rights abuses sex workers face. Sex worker organizing extends across the globe, with efforts aimed at demanding recognition of sex worker autonomy, freedom from criminalization and legal protection from violence and abuse. Ultimately, March 3rd provides an opportunity to shine a spotlight on sex worker activism, resilience, community and strength, and away from salaciousness, violations and paternalism.” Read more.