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March 2009, Bangkok, Thailand

CREA, in partnership with SANGRAM’s Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalization (CASAM), brought together activists from the women’s movement and the sex workers’ movement to discuss the violence faced by sex workers, why it is ignored by the women’s movement, and how it can be addressed by anti-violence against women campaigns. This was the first time that many people from the violence against women and sex workers rights’ movements were able to gather at a global level to discuss sex work without a heated debate or strong oppositional stances on the issue of sex work as work.1

1 Link to Ain’t I A Woman? : A Global Dialogue Between the Violence Against Women and Sex Worker’s Movement—The Global Dialogue Series Working Paper