1997 - First National Conference of Sex Workers in India

The Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), or the “Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee,” host India's first national convention of sex workers on 14 November, 1997 in Kolkata. The title of the convention is 'Sex Work is Real Work: We Demand Workers Rights'.

1995 -3rd International Congress on AIDS in Asia & the Pacific (ICAAP), Bangkok

... sex worker representatives from over 20 countries in the region agreed upon progressing a regional sex worker organisation ... at the 3rd International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP)

1995 - Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC) set up in India

logo of Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee, India"We Demand Workers' Rights"Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), also known as the “Unstoppable Women’s Synthesis Committee’’ is a sex worker collective representing the interests of sex workers of all genders, formed in 1995

1988 - Sex Industry and AIDS Debate, formation of Scarlet Alliance, Australia

In 1998, a consortium of emerging peer-led sex worker organisations from across Australia and the region successfully lobbied the Federal Government to fund a national conference ... the Sex Industry and AIDS Debate 1988.