Posted on 15. December 2017 in Campaigns, Issues, Violence & Hate Speech

The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers is held annually on December 17 by sex workers, their advocates, friends, families and allies. The day calls attention to hate crimes committed against sex workers worldwide, as well as the need to remove the social stigma and discrimination that have contributed to violence against sex workers.

Read our FAQs about the day: https://tgeu.org/faq/dec-17/

Read TGEU’s Sex Wok Policy: http://tgeu.org/sex-work-policy/

2017 Campaign – Trans sex workers demand an end to transmisogyny, racism, and xenophobia

Download and share our campaign materials for the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers, and add your voice to our demands to decriminalise sex work and migration!

  • Social Media Images (German, English, Ukrainian, Turkish, Serbian)
  • Poster (English)
  • Animated Images (English, Ukrainian, Turkish, Serbian, Hungarian)
  • Publication “The vicious circle of violence: trans and gender-diverse people, migration, and sex work.” (English, Spanish, Russian)

Social Media Images (German, English, Ukrainian, Turkish, Serbian)

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Sexarbeit Entkriminalisieren Trans Sexarbeiter_innen Fordern Gerechtigkeit! Trans Sexarbeiter_innen Gegen Armut

Decriminalise sex work! Trans Sex Workers Demand Justice! Trans Sex Workers Against Poverty!

Транс-секс-працівниці проти бідності! Декриміналізуйте секс-роботу! Транс-секс-працівниці вимагають справедливості!

Seks işçiliğini suç olmaktan çıkarın! Trans seks işçileri adalet istiyor! Trans seks işçileri yoksulluğa karşı!

Trans seks radnici/-e udruženo protiv siromaštva! Trans seks radnici/-e zahtevaju pravdu! Dekriminalizacija seks rada!

Poster (English)

Poster - End Violence Against Sex Workers 2017

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Animated Images/ GIF (English, Ukrainian, Turkish, Serbian, Hungarian)

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Publication (English, Spanish, Russian)

TvT publication series volume 16: The vicious circle of violence: trans and gender-diverse people, migration, and sex work

Boglarka Fedorko and Lukas Berredo, TGEU, October 2017

PDF Volume 16

TvT publication series volume 17: El círculo vicioso de la violencia: personas trans y género-diversas, migración y trabajo sexual

Boglarka Fedorko and Lukas Berredo, TGEU, October 2017
(Spanish version, original in English)

PDF Volume 17

TvT publication series volume 18: Порочный круг насилия: транс и гендерно вариативные люди, миграция и секс-работа

Boglarka Fedorko and Lukas Berredo, TGEU, October 2017
(Russian version, original in English)

PDF Volume 18

TvT-PS-Vol18-2017

2016 Campaign – Listen to the voices of sex workers!

Videos

In 2016 we launched a series of videos “Listen to the voices of sex workers!” where Emy Fem, Sabrina Sanchez, and Ozge share their stories. You can watch the series here:

Press Release

On this International Day to End Violence against Sex Workers (December 17th), Transgender Europe (TGEU) calls for the full decriminalisation of sex work.

Violence against sex workers is widespread. It is estimated that, globally, sex workers have a 45-75% likelihood of experiencing workplace violence at some point in their life, mainly due to high levels of stigma and criminalisation of sex work.[1]

Read more: https://tgeu.org/listen-to-the-voices-of-sex-workers/

2015 Campaign

In 2015 for this day we focused on and highlighted data from the Transrespect versus Transphobia Worldwide research project which shows that 65% of the murdered trans people, between 2008 and 2015, whose occupation is known were sex workers.

Animated images/GIF (Spanish, English)

 

Read more: https://tgeu.org/international-day-to-end-violence-against-sex-workers/