Events

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 organized three launch events, which were a unique opportunity to find out about the project’s results and policy-making recommendations.

NEW ZEALAND FINDINGS LAUNCH EVENT

The first event took place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday 22 September 2020 (NZ time!). We presented 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.

Programme

Chair: Annah Pickering and Jenny Lee – NZPC – Aotearoa New Zealand Sex Workers’ Collective (Auckland Branch)
10:00 – 10:10: SEXHUM’s global findings by Prof Nick Mai (PI)
10:10 – 10:35: SEXHUM NZ Findings by Dr Calum Bennachie (SEXHUM NZ lead researcher)
10:35 – 10:45: Focus on the Realities and Experiences of Migrants by Annah Pickering and Jenny Lee.
10:45 – 11:00: Q&A Session

US AND FRANCE FINDINGS LAUNCH EVENTS

The two remaining online events were the occasion to present the results and policy making suggestions of SEXHUM in the US and France and took place consecutively on 29 September in order to maximize exchanges and parallels between the two sites:

– US event: at 10 a.m. (NYC time = 4 p.m. Paris time)

– France event: at 5:30 p.m. (Paris time = 11:30 a.m. NYC time).

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US EVENT

(La traducción al español sigue el texto en inglés)

In the US SEXHUM focused on the impact of the criminalization of migrant (and non-migrant) sex workers on their lives and rights.

Programme

Chair: Nick Mai (SEXHUM PI)
10:00 – 10:10: SEXHUM’s global findings by Nick Mai
10:10 – 10:30: SEXHUM US Findings by Annie Fehrenbacher, Heidi Hoefinger and Jennifer Musto (SEXHUM US lead researchers)
10:30 – 10:40: Focus on the Realities and Experiences of African American trans Women by Ceyenne Doroshow (G.L.I.T.S. Inc.)
10:40 – 10:50: Focus on the Realities and Experiences of trans Latinx migrant women by Liaam Winslet (TRANSgrediendo Intercultural Collective and CHN).
10:50 – 11:00: Q&A Session

INTERPRETACIÓN EN ESPAÑOL: https://youtu.be/IvM0Sf-CtHI
 
Desde 2016, el proyecto de investigación SEXHUM ha venido reuniendo las experiencias de los migrantes que trabajan en la industria del sexo en los Estados Unidos (Nueva York y Los Ángeles), Australia (Nueva Gales del Sur y el CIV), Francia y Nueva Zelandia.
 
Este evento fue la ocasión de presentar los resultados y las sugerencias de formulación de políticas de SEXHUM en los Estados Unidos, donde el proyecto se centró en el impacto de la penalización del trabajo sexual en las vidas y los derechos de los migrantes que trabajan en la industria del sexo en Nueva York y Los Ángeles.
 
Cuando: 29 de septiembre de 2020 10:00 AM – Nueva York
 
Programa
Presidencia: Nick Mai (SEXHUM PI)
10:00 – 10:10: Los hallazgos globales de SEXHUM por Nick Mai
10:10 – 10:30: Hallazgos de SEXHUM US por Annie Fehrenbacher, Heidi Hoefinger y Jennifer Musto (investigadoras principales de SEXHUM US)
10:30 – 10:40: Enfoque en las realidades y experiencias de las mujeres trans afroamericanas por Cheyenne Doroshow (G.L.I.T.S. Inc.)
10:40 – 10:50: Enfoque en las realidades y experiencias de las mujeres migrantes trans latinas por Liaam Winslet (TRANSgrediendo Intercultural Collective y CHN).
10:50 – 11:00: Sesión de preguntas y respuestas
 
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FRANCE EVENT

(English follows French)

The France-based event was held in French language with simultaneous translation into English.

Depuis 2016 le projet de recherche SEXHUM a rassemblé les expériences de migrants travaillant dans l’industrie du sexe en France, en Australie (NSW et VIC), en Nouvelle-Zélande et aux États-Unis (NYC et LA).

Nous avons présenté les résultats du project SEXHUM en France, où nous nous sommes concentrés sur l’impact de la loi abolitionniste de 2016 contre le “système prostitutionnel” qui a introduit la criminalisation des clients.

Programme

Président : Nick Mai (SEXHUM PI)
17:30 – 17:50: SEXHUM France Résultats – Calogero Giametta (chercheur principal de SEXHUM FR).
17:50 – 18:00: Les réalités et les expériences des femmes migrantes chinoises – Ting Cheng (Roses d’Acier)
18:00 – 18:10: 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).
18:10 – 18:20: Les réalités et les expériences des femmes migrantes trans latinas – Giovanna Rincon (Acceptess T).
18:20 – 18:30: Session de questions-réponses.

AUDIO INTERPRETING IN ENGLISH: https://youtu.be/56Kx9AJSfMI

Since 2016 the SEXHUM research project has collected the experiences of migrants working in the sex industry in France, Australia (NSW and VIC), New Zealand and the United States (NYC and LA).

We presented the results of the SEXHUM project in France, where we focused on the impact of the 2016 abolitionist law against the “prostitution system” that introduced the criminalization of clients.

Programme

Chair: Nick Mai (SEXHUM PI)
17:30 – 17:50: SEXHUM France Findings by Calogero Giametta (SEXHUM FR lead researcher)
17:50 – 18:00: The realities and experiences of Chinese migrant women – Ting Cheng (Roses d’Acier)
18:00 – 18:10: 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).
18:10 – 18:20: The Realities and Experiences of trans Latinx migrant women – Giovanna Rincon (Acceptess T).
18:20 – 18:30: Q&A Session