Sex Worker Freedom Festival | IAC 2012
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The Sex Worker Freedom Festival is an Official International AIDS Conference 2012 Hub. Supported by Open Society Foundation – Sexual Health and Rights Program, UNAIDS, Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, UNFPA, HIVOS, AIDS Fonds and AIDS 2012 conference secretariat.
21 to 26 July 2012 | Swabhumi, Kolkata, India
US government travel restrictions for sex workers mean that many of them will not be able, or will not want to go to the IAC in Washington this year. The Sex Worker Freedom Festival is an alternative event for sex workers and their allies to protest their exclusion and ensure the voices of those excluded are heard in Washington.
The festival programme will focus on freedoms that everyone is entitled to
- Freedom of movement and to migrate;
- Freedom to access quality health services;
- Freedom to work and choose occupation;
- Freedom to associate and unionise;
- Freedom to be protected by the law;
- Freedom from abuse and violence; and
- Freedom from stigma and discrimination.
Working with 9.5 hour time difference between Kolkata & Washington
Kolkata programming will start at 12.30 and run through to 22.30 to provide a 5 hour overlap with conference sessions and Global Village activities in Washington. We will have video linking between Kolkata and Washington conference sessions and the Global Village.
Registration for the Sex Worker Freedom Festival will close on 30 June 2012.
Registration forms are available on the website of the Global Network Of Sex Work Projects (NSWP). Alternatively, you can click below and download the application form in the language of your choice.