SWFF demands inclusion of sex workers

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The Sex Worker Freedom Festival being held in Kolkata (22-27 July) will include participants from all over the world and will have video linking between Kolkata and the IAC Conference in Washington sessions and the Global Village.

"We are holding a 'global hub' in India because sex workers are not allowed entry to the United States by US government. The event will allow us to participate and give sex workers a chance to give inputs into important discussions being held in Washington," said Andrew Hunter, representative of the Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers and President of NSWP.

"Sex workers have an important role to play in community responses to HIV and we will make our voices heard loud and clear from Kolkata ."

You can read more and download the outline programme for the event on our IAC Kolkata pages here.

You can also watch a short 'welcome' video from DMSC here.

See more media coverage of the event, including NY Daily News and Business Standard.