International Sex Workers Rights Day – 3rd March

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Today, 3 March is International Sex Workers Rights Day. Below are links to various events held by NSWP members across the world! Please share your events with us by emailing

This day’s history goes back to 2001, when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a festival despite efforts from prohibitionist groups who tried to prevent it taking place by pressuring the government to revoke their permit.  The event was organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 sex worker members, and members of their communities.  Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3rd March as an annual, international event, as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. 

Please see below a list of events that are happening today to mark this important date:




North America: