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Vigil against violence against sex workers

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On Monday evening, December 17th, a handful of Philadelphians gathered to show solidarity with sex workers who live at risk of violence and abuse. The candlelight vigil marked International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This annual event, held in dozens of cities around the globe, aims to raise awareness about the rape, assault, battery and murder that is commonly committed against sex workers.

candlelight vigil to honor and mourn the sex workers who have died this year

On Monday evening, December 17th, a handful of Philadelphians gathered to show solidarity with sex workers who live at risk of violence and abuse. The candlelight vigil marked International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers. This annual event, held in dozens of cities around the globe, aims to raise awareness about the rape, assault, battery and murder that is commonly committed against sex workers.

The organizer of the Philadelphia event was inspired, in part, by the recent case where local Judge Deni stated that she did not consider the aggravated rape of a prostitute "real rape". For additional information see: http://stripey7.blogspot.com/

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More information

and links relating to the vigil nationwide and Judge Deni's ruling can be found at the announcement,

http://www.phillyimc.org/en/2007/12/43766.shtml

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photo credit

Photo of two vigil holders by Mike Pesa.