IAC 2022

The International AIDS Conference 2022 is taking place in Montreal, Canada, between 29th July and 2nd August 2022. ​NSWP will be taking part in several events and activities during the conference and will be livestreaming a programme from the Sex Worker Networking Zone. You can catch up on events you might have missed on our Sex Worker Networking Zone Virtual Content page.

As Montreal is the host city, the AIDS 2022 conference programme follows Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).

Click here to see the full Sex Worker Networking Zone programme and sex work content at the 24th International AIDS Conference.

Sex Worker Networking Zone

Saturday 30th July - Monday 1st August, in the Global Village
Daily sessions at 11:00, 13:00 and 15:00

The Sex Worker Networking Zone has a daily programme of events showcasing sex worker-led projects from around the world. Some of these events will be livestreamed and added to the NSWP website after the event. To register to attend the livestream, see the links below each event.

Saturday 30th July Sunday 31st July Monday 1st August

11am - 12pm:

Session: Yellow, Brown, Loud and Proud: Sex work and Sex Worker Organising in the Asia Pacific

Participants: Jules Kim from Scarlet Alliance and KayThi Win, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW)

Language: English

11am - 12pm:

Session: Sex work before the courts and at tribunals, with Stella, Sisonke/SWEAT, and Strass

Participants: Kholi Buthelezi (SWEAT), Christine Lyon (Strass), Sandra Wesley (Stella)

Language: English

1am - 12pm:

Session: Red Umbrella Fund: How to strengthen the fund to strengthen the movement

Participants: Paul-Gilbert Colletaz, Red Umbrella Fund

Language: English

1pm - 2pm:

Session: Herramientas para la vida (tools for life), with Centro de Apoyo a las Identitidas Trans A.C.

Participants: Rocio Suarez, Centro de Apoyo a las Identitidas Trans A.C


Language: Spanish and English

1pm - 2pm:

Session: Power in our hands!: Collective Resistance and Art-making with Butterfly, Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Rights Network



1pm- 2pm:

Session: Film Screening; Our Bodies Our Business, From 1989 to now with guests Carol Leigh and Val Scott

Participants: Jenn Clamen (Stella) with guests Carol Leigh (virtually) and Val Scott (virtually)

Language: English

2.20pm - 2.35pm:

Session: Forever Red, Hooker Monologue with Velvet Steele

Participants: Velvet Steele

Language: English


3pm - 4pm:

Session: Risks2022: Impacts of client criminalization, with ESWA, Stella, and Strass

Participants: Christine Lyon (Strass), Luca Stevenson (ESWA), Jules James (ESWA), Sandra Wesley (Stella)

Language: English

3pm - 4pm:

Session: La Pendemia y pos pandemia y trabajo sexual en la actualidad, with Karina Bravo from PLAPERTS, Ecuador

Participants: Karina Bravo, PLAPERTS

Language: Spanish and English

3pm - 4pm:

Session: Peer-led HIV Testing Strategies with Strass

Participants: Christine, Strass

Language: English



AIDS2022 Satellite Event

Communities Leading the Way: The Importance of Key Population Community-Led Responses in HIV 2022

Sunday 31 July 2022

7:00 Lima / 08:00 New York / 14:00 Kigali / 17:30 New Delhi / 18:00 Almaty/ 22:00 Sydney

Room 517D/CHANNEL 2

Ruth Morgan-Thomas, NSWP

Judy Chang, INPUD
Andrew Spieldenner, MPact

Phelister Abdalla, Kenyan Sex Workers Alliance, Kenya
Alim El Gaddari, ITPC, Morocco
Angela McBride, South African Network of People Who Use Drugs, South Africa
Jess Morales, LANPUD
Jumoke Patrick, Jamaican Network of Seropositives, Jamaica
KayThi Win, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers, Myanmar

Flyer for AIDS2022 satellite session