International Day to end Violence Against Sex Workers

Today, December 17th, is the International Day to end Violence Against Sex Workers, where organisations across the world call out the hate crimes that sex workers experience in their day-to-day work. It is also a day to commemorate sex workers who were killed as part of a hate crime against sex workers. National Ugly Mugs has put together a memorial card with the names of the 182 people who have been killed, which you can download here if you want to honor their memory.

If you have experienced a hate crime or violence as a result of your sex work, we are a National Ugly Mugs reporting centre, which allows you to warn other sex workers without having to report to the police. You can either call our helpline on 0345 3 30 30 30 or email sexualhealth@lgbt.foundation for more information.

LGBT Foundation is proud to support LGBT sex workers.

We work with a range of partner organisations to ensure that you have the services and support to have a health and fulfilling life.

Men's Room

An arts and social charity that works creatively to empower men aged 18-30. They support male sex workers, homeless men and men involved in the criminal justice system. They offer them opportunities to get involved in high quality arts projects whilst accessing one to one support for challenges they face in their everyday lives.

Visit their website to find out more.

Manchester Action on Street Health

MASH are a charity offering advice & support to women in sex work. MASH run a Drop-In Centre in the ‘beat’ area, proactively visit women in saunas (massage parlours) and take the MASH Mobile Drop-In out, late at night, around the streets of Manchester and Cheetham Hill to reach women sex working on the streets.

Visit their website to find out more.

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