Sat, 16 Dec|
Women's Histories of Sex Work: Narratives of conflict, courage and survival
Time & Location
16 Dec 2023, 09:00 – 17 Dec 2023, 07:00
ICES Auditorium, 2 Kynsey Terrace, Colombo 00800, Sri Lanka
About the Event
16-17 December, 2023
from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
These are narratives of women who have worked in sex work throughout, and as a result of the Sri Lankan civil war. These narratives highlight the complexity of their lives: the social stigmatisation, sexual violence and economic challenges that they have faced, as well as the simple joys, sisterhood and the empowerment they feel for having an independent income. The narratives speak of the need for supporting women sex workers to share their histories, and to amplify their collective voice towards accessing justice and a secure working environment.