Briefing Paper Launch: Sex Work and Racism

Briefing Paper Launch: Sex Work and Racism


We invite you to the launch of the first in a series of Briefing Papers dedicated to analysing the impact of racism on different aspects of sex workers' lives in Europe.

In this first paper, we focus on assessing the racist and colonial origins that underpin current anti-immigration, anti-sex work and anti-trafficking laws.

The online presentation will take place on Wednesday 13 April at 5pm (CET).

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The event will open with an introduction to the anti-racism programme and activities by ESWA Coordinator Sabrina Sanchez.
This will be followed by three panels:

Panel 1

Exploring the impact of structural racism on racialised sex workers and migration backgrounds.

  • Dinah Bons, Trans United Europe/ European Sex Workers’ Rights Alliance

  • Juliana Wahlgren, European Network Against Racism

  • Sarah Chander, Equinox - Racial Justice Initiative

Chair: Sabrina Sanchez


Panel 2

Policing and criminalisation: impact on racialised and migrant sex workers.

  • Raven Bowen, National Ugly Mugs, UK

  • Cameron Kakande, Co-founder of Men Of The Night Uganda  

  • Lilana Keith, Platform for International Cooperation on Undocumented Migrants 

Chair: Sabrina Sanchez


Panel 3

Racialised sex workers’ self-organising and recommendations.

  • Antonella Lerca, TGEU Board Member

  • Sabrina Sanchez, ESWA

Chair: Alejandra Ortíz


We look forward to seeing you there - don't forget to register in advance!



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