News Archive: October 2021

The African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA) has developed a sex workers’ murder monitoring tool for mapping murders and other cases of violence against sex workers in Africa.

Announcing the launch of the tool, ASWA said: “There is lack of sufficient, consolidated, verified and analysed data on a single report on violence against sex workers in Africa.”

26 October 2021

From 24th to 30th October, Casa Punto Croce, Venice.

Comitato per i Diritti Civili delle Prostitute, a non-profit association founded in Italy by sex workers in 1982, are running a series of events to mark the 20th anniversary of the red umbrella as a symbol of the global sex workers’ rights movement.

22 October 2021

TAMPEP is a network of over 30 peer-led organisations across Europe that has been dedicated to promoting the Human Rights and health of migrant Sex Workers since 1993.

20 October 2021

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) mourn the tragic passing of activist and global leader Shane Petzer, who died suddenly following a heart attack last week.

Shane was internationally renowned for his work advocating for the rights of sex workers, including campaigning for the decriminalisation of sex work, and for advocating for the universal treatment of people living with HIV.

18 October 2021

Workers at NSWP member organisation Maggie’s Toronto Sex Workers Action Project became the newest members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) in September. The CUPE is Canada’s largest union, with 700,000 members across the country. Maggie’s and the CUPE released a joint statement to celebrate this milestone, which can be read below or on the Maggie’s website.

4 October 2021