International Sex Workers Rights Day

Today, the 3rd March 2023, we celebrate the International Sex Workers Rights Day. The day started in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organisers wanted to celebrate the lives of sex workers as well as highlight the community’s determination and strength.  

On the Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) Programme, module two highlights the eight rights of sex workers as follows: 

  1. The right to associate and organise  
  2. The right to be protected by the law 
  3. The right to be free from violence 
  4. The right to be free from discrimination; 
  5. The right to privacy, and freedom from arbitrary interference 
  6. The right to health 
  7. The right to move and migrate 
  8. The right to work and free choice of employment 

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Join us in marking the Day by sending details of sex workers events, advocacy messages, videos or pictures to be shared on our social media. 

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