Thursday, December 16, 2010

Dress code: red and black

Dress code: red and black
December 17th is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. Yes, another International Day!

A gathering in Nairobi will include a silent public procession, starting at Koinange Street, and ending at the Sarakasi Dome, in Ngara. Events will include testimonies by sex workers as well as edutainment in the form of theatre, music, dance, and spoken word. The events are free and the dress code for this day will be red (sex worker rights) and black (Africa). I am giving you Jessica Alba's suggestion for the dress code in the picture.

The International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers aims to raise awareness of the violence and abuse perpetrated on sex workers.

Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania will be marking this day for the first time this year.

When asked to comment on her reasons for organizing this event in Nairobi, Dorothy Ogutu, a sex worker activist, said:
As the saying goes, sex work is the oldest profession, and yet it is the one industry that records the highest rate of violence and brutality. By marking this day, we are calling for an end to violence in a working community that has experienced and continues to experience so much of it. As Martin Luther King Jr. said, “Injustice anywhere, is injustice everywhere.”
True, I couldn't have expressed it in any better way! Could you?

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