The Calcutta Sex Worker Freedom Festival

The 2012 International AIDS Conference (IAC) was held in the USA, despite legislation that prevents current sex workers, people who use drugs and people with criminal convictions from entering that country. As a protest, sex workers boycotted the event and organised an "alternative" IAC conference in Calcutta, India, called the Sex Worker Freedom Festival. The following playlist features extracts of the opening ceremony and a selection of speakers from the festival.