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Sex Worker Protest Action Dominates Agenda at Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas

Sydney sex workers are extremely pleased at the reception they received from the wider community following their protest action at the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) over the weekend. The annual FODI was held at Sydney’s iconic Opera House over 30-31 August, and featured a number of speakers with firmly established abolitionist perspectives of sex work.

Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas slammed by activists for promoting anti-sex work themes

Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas slammed by activists for promoting anti-sex work themes and excluding a sex worker perspective

The line-up at the 2014 Festival Of Dangerous Ideas has been heavily criticised by Australian sex worker activists for its anti-sex work themes and speakers. Presented by the Sydney Opera House and the St James Ethics Centre, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas (FODI) is an annual event which bills itself as bringing together “leading thinkers and culture creators from around the world” to “bring contentious ideas to the fore and challenge mainstream thought and opinion.”

The Women’s Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit

Launched in January 2014 The Women's Rights Campaigning: Info-Activism Toolkit - developed by Tactical Tech with support from CREA - is a new guide for women's rights activists, advocates, NGOs and community based organisations who want to use technology tools and practices in their campaigning.