Today is International Sex Worker Rights Day

At left, Indian sex workers march on International Sex Worker Rights Day 2009. Here’s a roundup of some great resources on sex worker rights around the world:

    • Last fall, IWHC and our partner SANGRAM collaborated to make a short film: SANGRAM: Sex Worker Organizing in India. The film features Indian sex workers talking about their organizing process and the issues they work on. It will be screening as part of a program of sex worker documentaries at the Northwest Film Forum in Seattle on March 20.
    • The Open Society Institute has a great report called Rights Not Rescue: A Report on Female, Trans, and Male Sex Workers’ Human Rights in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. At the link, you can download a PDF of the report, plus listen to audio stories from sex workers.
    • This blog post from Asia Catalyst give some details about a recent capacity building training for sex worker non-governmental organizations in China.
    • The Association of Women Prostitutes of Argentina (AMMAR) (site in Spanish) is working with sex workers to strengthen the integration of organized sex workers with the feminist movement in Argentina. Read the interim update at AWID’s site (they are funding the trainings).
    Read all the Akimbo posts on sex work.


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