Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Sex Work Policy & Law: A Public Forum

Victoria's Sex Work Laws have a major influence on the working conditions, health and human rights of sex workers.  

Yet it is clear to sex workers that these laws have been implemented with little to no consultation with us because they seem so far removed from the reality of our work.

This public forum brings together the voices of sex workers to emphasise the lived experience of stigma, discrimination, heightened risk and undermined agency created by sex work legislation, the need for reform and the lessons we can learn from other jurisdictions 

This is a free public event.  


 Speakers: 
  • Janelle Fawkes, CEO, Scarlet Alliance , Australian Sex Workers Association
  • Jules Kim, Migration Project Manager, Scarlet Alliance, Australian Sex Workers Association  
  • Christian Vega,Vixen & Organising Committee Member, Melbourne Festival of Sex Work 
Forum Programme: 

Time
Speaker
Presentation
1:15pm –  1:30pm
Registration
1:30pm –  1:40pm
Facilitator
Welcome & Introductions
1:40pm –  2:00pm
Christian Vega
Overview of Sex Work Legislative Frameworks
2:00pm –  2:30pm
Janelle Fawkes
National Overview of Sex Work Laws
2:30pm –  2:50pm
Facilitator
Question Time
2:50pm –   3:10pm
BREAK
3:10pm –  3:40pm
Jules Kim
Human Trafficking Laws
3:40pm –   4:10pm
Christian Vega
The Impact of Victorian Sex Work Legislation on the Human Rights of Sex Workers
4:10pm –  4:30pm
Facilitator
Question Time



When: Wednesday, 30th of May, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. 

Where: Melbourne University Building 379- room B120 [Lecture Theatre 2]
 School of Population Health
207 Bouverie Street, Carlton
See http://maps.unimelb.edu.au/parkville/building/379


To register go here http://www.trybooking.com/BMMP  

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