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Supporting Sex Workers’ Rights in the Time of COVID-19: Threats and Opportunities
Join us for a webinar with sex workers from around the world sharing their experiences with COVID-19 and learn what funders can do to support the sex worker movement globally.

The COVID-19 pandemic has devastated sex worker communities across the globe, and the limited aid available does not reach or explicitly excludes most sex workers. Sex workers have to choose between continuing to work while risking exposure to COVID-19 or not being able to pay for basic needs.

Our philanthropic pandemic response is incomplete unless we are listening to sex workers. Sex workers were some of the first to set up mutual aid funds to share resources, they are experts in harm reduction and prevention, and they have long used internet platforms to increase their safety. Sex worker movements can weather this storm - if philanthropy steps up.

Moderator: Erin Williams, Global Fund for Women

Speakers:
● Voices of Sex Workers from Around the World:
○ Grace Kamau, African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA)
○ Jules Kim, Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW)
○ Trajche Janushev, Sex Worker Advocacy Network (SWAN)
○ Leida Portal, Plataforma LatinoAmerica de Personas que EjeRcen el Trabajo Sexual (PLAPERTS)
○ Ceyenne Doroshow, GLITS Inc., SWOP-USA and SWOP behind Bars

● KayThi Win, President NSWP
● Ruth Morgan Thomas, Global Coordinator NSWP
● Cleopatra Kambugu, UHAI-EASHRI

Organised by: Sex Work Donor Collaborative (SWDC), Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)

May 27, 2020 10:00 AM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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