On July 19th, 2013, people are gathering in 36 cities across the globe to protest against violence against sex workers.

Following the murders of Dora Özer and Petite Jasmine on the 9th and 11 of July 2013, sex workers, their friends, families, and allies are coming together to demand an end to stigma, criminalisation, violence and murders. In the week since the two tragedies occurred, the feelings of anger, grief, sadness and injustice – for the loss of Dora and Jasmine, but also for the senseless and systemic murders and violence against sex workers worldwide – have brought together people in 36 cities from four continents who agreed to organise demos, vigils, and protests in front of Turkish and Swedish embassies or other symbolic places. JOIN US on Friday the 19th at 3pm local time and stand in solidarity with sex workers and their loved ones around the world! Justice for Dora! Justice for Jasmine! Justice for all sex workers who are victims of violence!

CONTACT: Luca / Pye for contacts in all countries holding demos. Please click here for a press release from the International Committee for the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe.

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  1. My condolences to the family and friends of Jasmine. Here’s a link to a message board providing free support/information to the surviving family/friends of murder victims: http://murdervictims.proboards.com/. Most of the posters there are survivors also. I hope this info helps. Please know there are non-sex workers who care about murdered sex workers. I find it very upsetting to read online where people say “no one” cares and this is 1 of the reasons I now speak out on this issue. However, it also needs to be said that from what I’ve seen of the support/info provided to the survivors of murder victims a better job needs to be done in regards to certain victims and their surviving family/friends. 1 group is sex workers and the other is what I call “interfamily” victims and survivors. If I were able to go to 1 of these protests I would but am unable to for various reasons. I think it’s wonderful that these protests are going to happen as they’re very needed. Please don’t ever give up on speaking out and doing everything else that can be done to change things in this regard. If we don’t try then nothing will ever change. Take care.

  2. Sheena says:

    my condolence to family, friends, sex worker friends/community….leaving us at this short period doesn’t make us weaker….it makes us stronger and we will continue fighting our rights and protection generation after generation no matter what…R.I.P.

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