San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
All tickets for the conference (Day 2) have now been allocated. If you are travelling for the event as a member of a sex worker rights organisation, but missed out on a ticket, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will put you on the guest list.
The second day of SWOU's 2015 conference on Friday 6th November is a public event open to all.
Sex worker activists from Republic of Ireland, France, Taiwan, New Zealand, Canada, Germany, Spain and across the UK will come together to share their experience of different legal models and their recent progress in the global struggle for sex worker rights.
Participants will also hear from service providers focused on harm reduction for sex workers from a rights-based, rather than a “rescue industry”, perspective.
Topics for in-depth discussion during the day will include, among others:
- decriminalisation on the agenda: assessing the progress and backlash of 2015
- perspectives from survivors of sexual violence working in the sex industry
- understanding intersecting oppressions: race, immigration status, LGBT+, disability, gender, class
- feminism and the sex worker rights movement
- the politics of stigma
The event is free to attend in order to allow as wide a participation as possible, but if you are able to give a donation it will greatly help us with our running costs.
PLEASE NOTE: This is the registration page for the open conference day on 6th November only. The sex worker only day on 5th November has a separate registration page. If you plan to attend both days, please register for both.
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Sex Worker Open University (SWOU)
Sex Worker Open University is a project created by and for sex workers. Our aim is to empower our community through workshops, debates, actions and art project as well as fighting against our criminalisation. Since 2009, we have been organising skill sharing workshops, academic debates, art exhibitions and performance nights, public education workshops and international sex worker's rights meetings as well as the first ever London Sex Worker Film Festival.