Hate Crimes Against Sex Workers: Data Collection and Advocacy
Time & Location
About the Event
The full recording of the Session is available:
- On the HIV2020 Online YouTube Channel - the YouTube playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
- On the HIV2020 Online Soundcloud Channel - the SoundCloud playlist of the session is available in English, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish
- Сеть Шах-Айим / Shah-Aiym Network
This session is held in Russian.
The session presents the experience of the Shah-Aiym Network in documenting hate crimes against sex workers in Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia and Kazakhstan and in filing these cases with the OSCE/ODIHR. A review of the basic concepts (including the motives of prejudice and protected characteristics) will help to understand how a case is recognized as a hate crime/incident. Using the examples included in ODIHR's annual reports, we will talk about the phenomenon of whorephobia and the indicators of bias available in documented cases. The final theme of the session is the intersection and common features of hate crimes that all of our communities can be subjected to, as well as partnerships in gathering cases and advocacy opportunities.
Session Programme and Information:
- Welcome and Introduction to the session & panel by Kobogonova Karina, Shah-Aiym Network
- Presentation: Experience of the Shah-Aiym Network in collecting (documenting) and reporting cases of hate crimes against sex workers by Kobogonova Karina, Shah-Aiym Network [presentation available here]
- Presentation: Basic concepts: hate crime, prejudice motive, protected characteristics in the OSCE/ODIHR methodology by Avramenko Marina Member of the Shah-Ayim Network and Russian Sex Workers Forum [presentation available here]
- Q & A
- Presentation: Violence against sex workers motivated by hatred and biases by Mahnicheva Kristina, Member of the Shah-Ayim Network [presentation available here]
- Presentation: Phobias for our communities that can lead to hate crimes: whorephobia, homo and transphobia, drug phobia and HIV phobia by Sopkeev Artur and Sekerbayeva Zhana, member of the Shah-Ayim Network [presentation available here]
- Closing remarks by Kobogonova Karina, Shah-Aiym Network
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