Every year between 25 November and 10 December, the world commemorates 16 Days of Activism against Gender Violence. And every year, we hear the same response: ‘But how can 16 days be enough to make a difference?’
The 20th of November marks Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR), observed annually to honour the memory of those lost to violence against transgender people.
Sex work has long been stigmatised and criminalised in South Africa, creating a shroud of secrecy and shame around it. But the fact is that sex work is simply a way to earn a living, and ironically, it’s the criminalisation and criticism of it that makes it seem immoral or degrading to women.