Workshop: Sex Workers' Rights are Human Rights

Workshop: Sex Workers' Rights are Human Rights

Dear ESWA members,

For our first Congress, ESWA will organise a public event at the European Parliament where we will highlight some of the key developments regarding sex worker rights in our region. 

At this event, ESWA will launch the new resource: ‘Sex workers rights are human rights’, reflecting on key human rights and cases of human rights violations experienced by our community.

 

We need your input!

On the 17th and 30th of May, ESWA is organising two workshops where members can share cases or stories of human rights violation, challenges and victories at national level.

We will also explore why some rights and principles are particularly relevant to sex workers, together with expert Sarah-Marie Maffesoli from Medecins du Monde. 

The aim is to create a space where we can discuss amongst ourselves any relevant cases as well as explore how your organisations engage with human rights protection. 

These workshops are strictly members only.

 

Sex Workers' Rights are Human Rights!

 

Session 1

Tuesday 17th of May 2022, 2pm - 4pm CET

We will analyse how the human rights framework in the European region relates to sex workers’ following rights:

  1. Freedom to choose an occupation and to engage in work
  2. Prohibition of slavery and forced labour
  3. Fair and just working conditions
  4. Freedom of assembly and association
  5. Social security and social assistance

 

Session 2

Monday 30th of May 2022, 2pm - 4pm CET

We will analyse how the human rights framework in the European region relates to sex workers’ following rights:

  1. Right to respect for private and family life
  2. Right to liberty and security 
  3. Right to a fair trial
  4. Right to property
  5. Freedom of expression

 

ESWA members are invited to attend these sessions and discuss any relevant cases. You do not need to be an expert on human rights to join and any input is highly valued. We particularly want to hear of specific cases of human rights violations which might have received less media attention. 



To join, please register here:
Session 1 on 17th May
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0of-GhrDgrHNE81JF5oT5F3-9chKxb5RGI
Session 2 on 30th May
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZUrce6hrTkoEtfXGeAV2Zc9P5lBU0MHGIIs


 

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