In April, as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold across the world and our communities had to shift how we live and work, we created the “At the Edge of the Margins” virtual round table series. Joined by frontline advocates and survivor leaders, monthly panels examine the impact of the global health crisis and other emerging issues on women and girls in the sex trade and our collective work to end sex trafficking and sexual exploitation worldwide.
CATW’s inaugural global virtual round table gathered survivor leaders from Argentina, The Netherlands, South Africa and the U.S. to discuss the effects of the global health crisis on women in the sex trade. Rooted in their experiences as advocates and direct service providers, the panelists evaluated their respective governments’ response to the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on women in the sex trade and the policy implications of their inaction. They also considered how (and if) the media, globally and in their respective countries, was covering this issue and its impact on our collective work to end the sex trafficking, sexual exploitation and prostitution of women and girls worldwide.
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