March 3rd ~ International Sex Workers Rights Day

International Sex Workers Rights Day is celebrated on March 3rd of each year to bring awareness to the public that Sex Workers Rights Are Also Human Rights.

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 organized by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 Sex Worker members, and members of their communities.

Sex Worker Rights groups across the world have subsequently celebrated, in solidarity, March 3rd as International Sex Workers Rights Day.

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