We are thrilled that more than 310 people registered for our webinar or signed up on the waiting list. More than 140 services providers (including the legal, social work, sex work and health sectors) from Ontario, other cities in Canada and other parts of the world (e.g. US, UK, Australia and New Zealand) participated in the Webinar training.
It is very important for the justice of migrant sex workers that services providers have an opportunity to learn about the stories and voices of migrant sex workers. They are also able to learn about the legal issues related to migrant sex workers and the challenges they face. Through the case studies, the presenters and participants discussed ideas surrounding how to support migrant sex workers and advocate for their rights.
If you did not have a chance to attend the webinar training, you would have the opportunity to access the information via the link provided in this email. We would appreciate it if you can help us to do a short survey after reading the training materials. Here is the link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/MHNZBWM.
For those who participated in the training, we hope the training materials will help refresh your memories and expand your knowledge. You may also share this information and your learnings with your colleagues and communities. It is important to have you help us promote the Human Rights and Justice of Migrant Sex Workers.
Here are the webinar and training materials:
- YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9PHfcSNjZV0
- PowerPoint: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5bd754_ac8edc728b014e0cbd992a4a00947b74.pdf
- Summary: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5bd754_7b4fb1fcdfb54619be0b579bcccd8659.pdf
- Fanny's Story: https://docs.wixstatic.com/ugd/5bd754_26e05b9179164105bca95697ba43887b.pdf
- Legal training material produced by the project, "Upholding and promoting human rights, justice and access for migrant sex workers": https://www.butterflysw.org/legal-information-for-services-prov
This webinar was presented by Elene Lam of Butterfly and Vince Wong of the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic, and was supported by Nancy Sun of St. Stephen's Community House. The Migrant Sex Workers Legal Training Project is a partnership between the The Chinese Canadian National Council Toronto Chapter (CCNCTO), Butterfly (Asian Migrant Sex Workers Support Network), St. Stephen's Community House and the Chinese and Southeast Asian Legal Clinic. It is supported by the Ontario Council of Agencies Serving Immigrants (OCASI) and funded by the Law Foundation of Ontario through the Connecting Communities Project.
This webinar is based on a training provided by Elene Lam and Tara Santini, Access to Justice: Supporting the Human Rights of Migrant Sex Workers -Legal Training for Service Providers and Front Line Workers from October 13, 2017 with over 140 people subscribed.