KASAMA Vol. 16 No. 3 / July-August-September 2002 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network
International Day of No Prostitution Conference (A Women Only Event)
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5TH 2002
October 5, 2002 is the first ever International Day of No Prostitution. The idea for this day comes from the American feminist prostitution survivors' group Escape (www.escapeprostitution.com). Feminists internationally are invited to hold events to mark this day. Men will be called upon to refrain from abusing women in prostitution on that day. Instead men should give them the money they would otherwise pay so the women do not lose financially.
In Melbourne the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women Australia is hosting a one day conference for all women interested in understanding why this form of men's violence needs to be brought to an end and in discussing how to achieve this.
Speakers will include:
Renate Klein - on the work of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women; Linda Watson, founder of Linda's House of Hope, the only prostitution survivors' refuge in Australia - will speak on supporting women to leave prostitution; Jennifer Rice - 'The Pornography Industry's Ten Year Plan'; Sheila Jeffreys - 'Envisioning a World Beyond Prostitution'; Mary Sullivan - 'The Failure of Legalised Prostitution in Victoria'; Dee Hunt (Solidarity Philippines Australia Network) - 'Online Sex Tourism and the so-called 'Mail-Order-Bride' Experience'.
Discussion workshops will take place on Pornography, Exit Programmes (Discussion with Linda Watson), Sexpo.
VENUE: GRYPHON GALLERY,
1888 BUILDING (THE GRADUATE CENTRE),
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE,
TIME: 9.30 TO 5.
Cost: High waged $30, medium waged $20,
low waged/unwaged/student $8.
Registration: Angela O'Brien firstname.lastname@example.org
mobile: 0409 217 232