Sex Workers' Events Days

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Sex Workers Visibility Day
1st January
The International Day of Sex Worker Visibility aims to educate people on violence and stigma against sex workers, discussing the lack of and sharing resources for harm reduction/support, as well as educating against the Nordic Model.
World Cancer Day
4th February
World Cancer Day is observed on February 4 by the cancer community worldwide. This campaign is to call on everyone, collectively and individually, to commit to strengthening actions aimed to improve access to quality care, including screening, early detection, treatment, and palliative care.
National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness day
7th February
This observance is an opportunity to increase HIV education, testing, community involvement, and treatment among black communities. The first National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD) was marked in 1999 as a grassroots-education effort to raise awareness about HIV and AIDS prevention, care, and treatment in communities of color. Visit for more information: hiv.gov.
Condom Day
13th February
The AHF launched International Condom Day in 2009. The AHF strategically chose the day before Valentine’s Day. For the past couple of years, AHF has used the theme, “Safer is Sexy” to promote the day, International Condom Day has celebrated to remind the public that condoms prevent sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and unwanted pregnancy. It’s also a day to promote the use of condoms to provide protection from HIV. visit National Day Calender.
Zero Discrimination Day
1st March
Zero Discrimination Day highlights how people can become informed about and promote inclusion, compassion, peace, and, above all, a movement for change. In order to eradicate all forms of discrimination, Zero Discrimination Day is fostering a global movement of solidarity. visit UNAIDS.
International Sex Workers Right Day
3rd March
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 organised by Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group that has over 50,000 sex worker members, and members of their communities. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3rd March as an annual, international event, as International Sex Workers’ Rights Day. source; NSWP
International Women's Day
8th March
International Women's Day (IWD) is a global holiday celebrated annually to commemorate the cultural, political, and socioeconomic achievements of women. It is also a focal point in the women's rights movement, bringing attention to issues such as gender equality, reproductive rights, and violence and abuse against women. For more information visit Internation Women Day
Menstrual Hygiene Day
28th May
Menstrual Hygiene Day is a date set to advocate for the excessive stigmatization and discrimination of girls and women simply because they menstruate. This discrimination of women and girls continues to prevent them from getting an education, earning an income, and fully and equally participating in everyday life. For more information, visit Menstrual Hygiene Day.
International Sex Workers' Day
2nd June
International Sex Workers’ Day is a day when sex workers hold both online and physical events and campaigns for the promotion of their human rights. The day is celebrated annually.The day’s theme was "Access to Justice." The day provided a platform to demand equal rights for sex workers. For more information, visit: NSWP.
International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict
19th June
On June 19th, 2015, the United Nations General Assembly (A/RES/69/293) proclaimed 19th June of each year, the International Day for the Elimination of Sexual Violence in Conflict, in order to raise awareness of the need to put an end to conflict-related sexual violence, to honor the victims and survivors of sexual violence around the world and to pay tribute to all those who have courageously devoted their lives to and lost their lives in standing up for the eradication of these crimes. For more information, visit: UN.ORG
International Day Against Drug Abuse
26th June
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, or World Drug Day, is marked every year to strengthen action and cooperation in achieving the goal of a world free of drug abuse. And each year, individuals like you, entire communities, and various organizations all over the world join in on this global observance, to raise awareness of the major problem that illicit drugs pose to society.
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