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Sex Trafficking of Asian Women: A Virtual Tour

This session explores the intersection of sexism and racism that is inherent in the human trafficking of Asian women into prostitution. The Asian Women's Coalition Ending Prostitution will present a virtual multimedia tour to provide a critical analysis and viable solutions to this phenomenon.

Women’s Worlds is a global convergence to advance women's equality through research, exchange, leadership, and action" - Women's Worlds 2011 convenes women from across the world to CONNECT and CONVERSE about women's rights and equality. Academics, activists, researchers, policy-makers, and artists will exchange under the broad theme of Inclusions, exclusions, and seclusions: Living in a globalized world. In addition, each day's content is inspired by a distinct theme: Breaking Cycles, Breaking Ceilings, Breaking Barriers, Breaking Ground.

Presenters: Jaclyn Chang, Grace Balbutin, Suzanne Jay members of Asian Women Coalition Ending Prostitution, Canada

July 3-7, 2011

Ottawa - Gatineau, Canada

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Abolishing Prostitution in favour of women's equality and liberation

Human trafficking and prostitution entrench racism and sexism. We are working to abolish prostitution which we see as a form of male violence against women. Prostitution entrenches racism and multiplies the effect of sexism on all.

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Guaranteed Livable Income (Basic Income)

Women experience social,

economic and political inequality that is compounded by the deep demand for our  unpaid labour. A feminist guaranteed livable income (also called a basic income) is a step that can allow many women better opportunities to be self-determining and allow more of us to participate meaningfully and with power in society.

Seeking Justice for the Comfort Women

Women bear the brunt of war and militarism. We seek justice for the Asian women and girls taken from their homes in order to provide sex to soldiers during World War II. This justice must take into account the brutal harm caused by currents wars, military bases, and other armed conflicts.