Ain't I a Woman? A Global Dialogue Between the Sex Workers’ Rights Movement and the Stop Violence Against Women Movement

Casam and CREA
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This report documents a meeting entitled "Ain't I A Woman? A Global Dialogue between the Sex Workers Rights Movement and the Stop Violence against Women Movement" from 12-14 March 2009 in Bangkok, Thailand. The report features the presentations from many  speakers in the sex workers' rights movement including Cheryl Overs, Meena Seshu, Ruth Morgan Thomas, Anna-Louise Crago, Kaythi Win, Hua Sittipham Boonyapisomparn, Swapna Gayen and Meenakshi Kamble.

Contents include:

  • Introduction
  • Violence Against Sex Workers: the View from the Ground
  • Sex Work and Women's Movements: Converging Discourses and Histories
  • Rephrasing Discomfort: Women and Human Rights Activists Speak
  • Beyond Vice and Victimhood: Sex Workers Speak
  • The Challenges en Route: Sex Workers Rights Advocates Speak
  • Media: The Violence of a Stigmatizing Gaze
  • Resisting Violence: Everyday Experiences
  • Rights, Policy, Sex Work and Trafficking
  • Feminist Engagements: Taking on Board Sex Workers' Rights
  • Conclusion

This resource is a 112-page PDF above. This resource is in English.