Since 2016 the SEXHUM research project (Sexual Humanitarianism: Migration, Sex Work and Trafficking – ERC CoG ) has been studying the relation between migration, sex work and trafficking in the sex industry by analysing migrants’ own understandings and experiences of agency and exploitation.
In September 2020 we are organizing three launch events, which will be a unique opportunity to find out about the project’s results and policy-making recommendations.
NEW ZEALAND FINDINGS LAUNCH EVENT
The first event will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 22 September 2020 (NZ time!). We will present SEXHUM’s results and policy making suggestions in New Zealand, where the project focused on the impact of the Section 19 of the otherwise decriminalising Prostitution Reform Act 2003 (PRA), which makes it illegal for migrants on temporary visas to work in the sex industry.
Please register in advance for the SEXHUM NZ Findings Launch meeting:
US AND FRANCE FINDINGS LAUNCH EVENTS
The two remaining online events will be the occasion to present the results and policy making suggestions of SEXHUM in the US and France and will take place:
– US event: at 10 a.m. (NYC time = 4 p.m. Paris time)
– France event: at 5 p.m. (Paris time = 11 a.m. NYC time).
Both events will last one hour and will take place consecutively to maximize exchanges and parallels between the two sites.
In the US SEXHUM focused on the impact of the criminalization of migrant (and non-migrant) sex workers on their lives and rights.
Please register in advance for the SEXHUM US Findings Launch Event:
The France-based event will be held in French language, but there will be translation into English.
17:20 – 17:30 : Les réalités et les expériences des femmes migrantes chinoises – Ting Cheng (Roses d’Acier)
17:30 – 17:40 : L’impact du COVID-19 sur les vies des travailleursEs du sexe migrantEs en France – Dinah de Riquet-Bons (Trans United Europe/Trans BPOC European network).
17:40 – 17:50 : Les réalités et les expériences des femmes migrantes trans latinas – Giovanna Rincon (Acceptess T).
17:50 – 18:00 : Session de questions-réponses
In France SEXHUM focused on the impact of the 2016 abolitionist law against the ‘prostitutional system’, which introduced the criminalisation of clients.
Please register in advance for the SEXHUM France Findings Launch Event:
Chair: Nick Mai (SEXHUM PI)
17:00 – 17:20: SEXHUM France Findings by Calogero Giametta (SEXHUM FR lead researcher)
17:20 – 17:30: The realities and experiences of Chinese migrant women – Ting Cheng (Roses d’Acier)
17:30 – 17:40: The Impact of COVID-19 on the lives of migrant sex workers in France – Dinah de Riquet-Bons (Trans United Europe/Trans BPOC European network).
17:40 – 17:50: The Realities and Experiences of trans Latinx migrant women – Giovanna Rincon (Acceptess T).
17:50 – 18:00: Q&A Session
After registering for each event you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.