KASAMA Vol. 15 No. 4 / October-November-December 2001 / Solidarity Philippines Australia Network

Addressing trafficking in women for prostitution
Melbourne, February 25, 2002

Project Respect has received funding from VicHealth to run a symposium on trafficking in women for sexual exploitation. Unfortunately we are not able to cover travel or accommodation costs for presenters or participants, but we can offer an exciting and stimulating event.

WHEN: Monday, February 25, 2002

WHERE: RMIT University, City Campus,
(Kailede RMIT Union Theatre, Building 8, Street Level), 360 Swanston Street,
Melbourne, Victoria, AUSTRALIA

CONCESSIONS: Non-Government and Community-Based Organizations $12 / Students $5

8.30am - 9.00am Registration
9.00am - 6.00pm Conference
6.00pm - 6.30pm Refreshments
6.30pm - 8.00pm Hypothetical


AURORA JAVATE DE DIOS - President of the International Board of Directors and Executive Director of the Coalition Against Trafficking in Women (Asia Pacific), Philippines; Chair, National Commission on the Role of Filipino Women; former Philippines representative to CEDAW.

LIZ KELLY - Director of the Child and Woman Abuse Studies Unit, University of North London; Author of 'Stopping Traffic', commission by UK government on responding to trafficking.

The STOP THE TRAFFIC SYMPOSIUM is sponsored by Project Respect in association with the School of Social Science and Planning, RMIT University, Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA), and is supported by VicHealth.


We are keen that the day's dialogue looks both at the specifics of trafficking for prostitution, and the wider context that makes trafficking and prostitution possible. This includes Filipino women's experience of racialised sexual violence in Australia, and the campaign on deaths and disappearances etc. We welcome papers and presentations from KASAMA readers, and would be grateful if you could let other colleagues know of the conference. If you want to make a presentation, please contact PROJECT RESPECT (see contact details below).


Updated information about the Symposium can be found on the RMIT events web site at


If you are from out-of-town and need accommodation, we will try to arrange billets in people's homes. Contact PROJECT RESPECT (see contact details below).


You can download a registration form on the Internet at - the RMIT events web site.

The Event Co-ordinator at RMIT is handling registration. You can pay by credit card or by cheque. Cheques should be made payable to School of Social Science and Planning RMIT University. People wishing to pay on the day may do so, of course, but please register your attendance in advance so that we can better organise for seating and catering. We ask that people paying on the door arrive before 8.30am to reduce crowding.

If you don't have Internet access, you can write, email, fax or phone her:

Attn: Gina Kalabishis,
School of Social Science and Planning,
RMIT University,
GPO Box 2674V
Melbourne Vic. 3001

Fax: (03) 9925 1855 Attn: Gina Kalabishis
Phone: (03) 9925 1922

Kathleen Maltzahn at Project Respect
PO Box 1323, Collingwood Vic. 3066.
Phone: (03) 9416 3401 - Fax: (03) 9417 0833