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Celebrate International Sex Worker Rights day with SWOP East in North Carolina!

February 27, 2008

SWOP East (Sex Worker Outreach Project East) will host a free movie night to celebrate International Sex Worker Rights Day on March 3rd. Join the Triangle’s only sex workers’ rights organization, as we stand in solidarity with sex workers around the world, to call for full recognition of the human rights of sex workers.

When: Monday March 3, 7:00 PM

Where: Bull City Headquarters (BCHQ), 723 N. Mangum St., Durham, NC

Celebrate Sex Worker Rights with subversive movies, delicious cupcakes, and spirited discussion about the films and our condom project Pledging Action!

Pledging Action (PA) is a small, informal, grassroots project under the umbrella of SWOP-East, a US-based, public nonprofit organization operated by three SWOP-East board members – two in the US and the other in Chile. PA was created for the benefit of sex workers. The idea was born after watching Taking the Pledge about the USAID anti-sex work pledge international organizations were forced to take in order to receive USAID funding. Giving condoms to international organizations that support sex workers seemed to be a good answer to the many problems created by the Pledge.

On March 3rd, we will be screening Taking The Pledge, along with Live Nude Girls Unite!

For more info contact: and see our website at

What is International Sex Worker Rights Day? The 3rd of March is International Sex Worker Rights Day. The day originated in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organizers, Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, a Calcutta based group whose membership consists of somewhere upwards of 50,000 sex workers and members of their communities. Sex worker groups across the world have subsequently celebrated 3 March.

SWOP East is a chapter of the Sex Workers Outreach Project USA. SWOP USA is a national social justice network dedicated to the fundamental human rights of sex workers and their communities, focusing on ending violence and stigma through education and advocacy. Visit for information on other March 3rd celebrations throughout the USA!

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