Sex Work & Women’s Movements (in India & U.S.)

Posted by on Oct 10, 2016 in IGO/NGO Reports, Media We Like, The Blog | Comments Off

CREA, a feminist human rights organization based in India, published a paper by Svati P. Shah that examines key issues in the relationship between sex workers’ and women’s movements, using the United States and India as its examples. The paper explores the history of women’s movements and sex workers’ movements, as well as whether and how they intersect. It goes on to discuss the contemporary context, including the status of alliances and dialogue between women’s movements and...

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Read Now: NY Times Op-Ed by Noy Thrupkaew “A Misguided Moral Crusade”

Posted by on Sep 26, 2012 in Media We Like | Comments Off

The Sunday, September 22nd edition of the New York Times featured an op-ed by Noy Thrupkaew entitled “A Misguided Moral Crusade.” Read the piece here.  Sharing and comments welcome.

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Read Now: Human Trafficking and “Red Carpet Feminism”

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Media We Like | Comments Off

A commentary by Noy Thrupkaew on the “Women in the World” summit. Read the full article on the Open Society Foundation website here.

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Listen Now: Ending Demand to End Sex Trafficking: Does it Work?

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Media We Like | Comments Off

For the past decade, the U.S. government has devoted a great deal of attention and resources to combating human trafficking, particularly into the sex sector. Now, policymakers are taking a new look at campaigns to end the demand for sexual services as a way to curtail trafficking. But are such approaches successful? The Open Society Foundations and the Women and Law Program at the American University Washington College of Law will host an expert panel discussion to explore the available...

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Listen Now: Sex Trafficking Myths Reconsidered

Posted by on Sep 10, 2012 in Media We Like | Comments Off

2010 was the tenth anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. In a recorded discussion, former Open Society Fellow Noy Thrupkaew assessed the successes and failures of U.S. trafficking policy over that period. Drawing on examples from a trip to Cambodia, the case study offers both cautionary tales and the possibility of innovative engagement and partnerships between government, civil society actors, and human rights activists. Thrupkaew’s fellowship project looked at the...

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Read Now: The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking by Noy Thrupkaew

Posted by on Sep 7, 2012 in Media We Like | Comments Off

The first of a two-part series on trafficking Thrupkaew published in the October 5, 2009 edition of The Nation. Get the article here: The Crusade Against Sex Trafficking.

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