The five day workshop was an opportunity to develop and apply the art and culture based methodology to additional key populations beyond sex workers.
APNSW and Empower Foundation hosted a series of activities at the 15th International Aids Conference.
A “Making Sex Work Safe Asia Pacific” event was held in Hong Kong in October 2003. The event was hosted by Zi-Teng, a sex workers advocacy organisation supported by Oxfam Hong Kong.Participants came from the People’s Republic and the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China, Australia, China, Thailand and Myanmar.The workshop was part of a series involving sex workers in producing educational resources, an art exhibition on human rights, drama and performance workshops; as well as doing training in community cultural development work.Zi-Teng reported a large increase in attendance at meetings since using the community cultural development approached developed with APNSW as part of “Making Sex Work Safe, Asia Pacific.”
Sex workers from eight countries participated in the first Making Sex Work Safe Asia Pacific workshop.
Participants at the first meeting of the Making Sex Work Safe Asia Pacific series decided to create a visual and performance based version of the Making Sex Work Safe handbook.