Wednesday, December 17, 2008
International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers
Today (December 17th) is International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.
Regardless of one's moral views on sex work, no one who is humane and sound of mind can justify the slaughter and oppression of sex workers. We feel the only way to end violence against sex workers is by having a paradigm shift on a societal scale.
It's time that policy and law makers start listening to sex workers themselves. Many are calling for the decriminalization of all consenting adult sex work, the right to self-determination and to be recognized as legitimate workers and business people.
To find out more about decriminalization, go to the Sex Professionals of Canada website. Also, if this message resonates with you, look up your regional or national sex worker organization, and see how you can get involved.
Aymi & Laurel
All Photos in the post are from the Sex Professionals of Canada website, and were taken by John Bonnar.