NSWP is launching a fourth International sex worker rights day, Sex Worker Pride, taking place on 14th September each year. This day will celebrate sex workers’ self-determination and enhanced visibility and show the achievements of sex worker-led organisations. The other three international sex worker rights days observed every year are 3rd March, 2nd June and 17th December, and call attention to sex workers labour rights, access to justice and violence against sex workers.
Sex Worker Pride is an opportunity to celebrate and share stories of sex workers’ self-determination and the achievements of the sex worker rights movement over the last year.
Sex Worker Pride extends to all marginalised by criminalisation, discrimination and stigma across the sex worker movement and celebrates the diversity within our community during International Sex Worker Pride.
As with other international sex worker rights days, NSWP will share members’ actions during Sex Worker Pride, and we encourage you to join the celebration on Facebook and Twitter. Part of the theme for NSWP means celebrating the diversity within our membership, so we invite sex worker-led organisations to share:
- A short text on achievements over the last year that you are proud of and want to celebrate;
- Any pictures you would like us to share on social media linked to the theme of Sex Worker Pride.
We hope you will join us in celebrating Sex Worker Pride and our members will organise their own actions to mark the day, including hosting local events or online actions to share experiences with sex workers around the world.
We will be in touch over the coming weeks with more information about how to engage in the celebration. Sign up here to receive news and updates from NSWP by email.