Protest against Violence against Sex Workers: Full Decriminalisation Now

Event date: 
Fri, 19/07/2013 - 15:00

Friday 19th July 3pm - Scottish Parliament. 

Protest against Violence against Sex Workers: Full Decriminalisation Now.  Please join us.

Meet in front of the Scottish Parliament.  We also ask that attendees wear black where possible; we want to make a strong visual statement with our red umbrellas. Bring photos of Jasmine and Dora, banners or just yourself. You are also reminded that press may attend, so bring sunglasses/wig/mask to protect your identity if you wish.

If you are in or near Glasgow, colleagues at SWOU are also coordinating the protest in Glasgow - details here.

Protests against violence against sex workers are now reaching 28 cities on 4 continents!!!! PLEASE SHARE WIDELY IN ALL YOUR GROUPS AND NETWORKS !!! 

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 28 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 3 pm 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!

The number of cities protesting have reached 25 on 3 continents! We have set up a webpage with relevant info, place, time, contact person:  Edinburgh contact details here.

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