Posts tagged ‘Thailand’

Ain’t I a woman? Sex work and feminism

From March 12-14 sex workers and violence against women advocates met in Bangkok, Thailand. The ‘Ain’t I a Woman?’ meeting aimed to forge stronger connections between sex workers’ and violence against women’s movements.

The dialogue was organised by CREA (Creating Resources for Empowerment in Action, India) and PLRI partner CASAM.

One outcome of the meeting was the conceptualisation of a campaign titled ‘Ain’t I a Human? Where are We?’ The campaign aims to bring violence against women within the purview of human rights, labour rights and international organisations and donors. The campaign, which will be virtual, will involve:

* A secondary research study on violence against women initiatives to look for gaps in relation to sex workers’ rights and to make suggestions based on this research;
* The production of a briefing paper on sex workers’ rights that can be used as an advocacy tool nationally and globally;
* A petition and open letter on sex workers’ rights that can be sent to international organisations, donors and the media;
* The generation of greater awareness in the public sphere on sex workers’ rights through creative media such as film clips, print media and interactive websites.

Kathambi Kinoti has written a report of the meeting for the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) website.

(Read more…)

Advertisements

28/03/2009 at 10:10 Leave a comment


Archives

Tweet! Tweet! What are we up to?

RSS New on the PLRI website

  • Working Misunderstandings:Donors, Brokers and Villagers in Africa’s AIDS Industry
    off Why do development projects, and AIDS projects in particular, take the forms they do? In this essay we argue that it is because the conflicting interests and world views of the key actors involved—donors, brokers, and villagers—leave only a narrow range of themes and practices that can “work” on the ground. Year of publication:  2014 Theme:  Economics an […]
  • Proposal to European Parliament recommending the Swedish Model
    feature Mary Honeyball, Labour's Spokesperson on the European Parliament's Women's Rights and Gender Equality Committee, has been a vocal supporter of anti-sex work legislation and has written a report to the European Parliament recommending the Swedish Model, which criminalises the purchase of sex. In a blog leading up to the discussion Alex […]
  • Sex Work and Human Rights
    off A useful outline of sex workers rights including the right to health Year of publication:  2013 Theme:  Human Rights and Law Sex Workers And Human Rights.pdf Author:  Urban Justice Centre […]
  • Closing the bridge: Avahan's HIV prevention programs with clients of female sex workers in India.
    off This publication describes Avahan’s HIV prevention interventions with male clients of female sex workers, who are the primary bridge population in India. Year of publication:  2014 Theme:  Health and HIV closing-the-bridge.pdf Author:  The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Relevant URL:  https://docs.gatesfoundation.org/documents/closing-the-bridge.pdf r […]
  • Vulnerability to HIV infection among female drug users in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal: a cross-sectional study
    off Women who use drugs are extremely vulnerable to HIV and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), but studies on risk behaviours and HIV infection among female drug users are limited in Nepal. Year of publication:  2014 Theme:  Health and HIV Author:  Bhagabati Ghimire Relevant URL:  http://www.biomedcentral.com/1471-2458/13/1238/abstract read more […]