Recent reports suggest that US has enforced travel restrictions on sex workers from other countries to be a part of International AIDS Conference (IAC) in Washington, scheduled to be starting from this Sunday. It has been reported that the meeting will carried out for a week that is from July 22-27.
It has been revealed that IAC is organized two times every year and the conference is attended by organizations and agencies that are working around the world to tackle AIDS.
IAC is being held for the past 25 years in the US. Since then, it has emerged as a communication channel between scientists, working on the developments for the treatment of AIDS, people surviving with the infection and also groups that are at a significant risk, including sex workers.
However, as this year US has imposed the restrictions, the conference will be held at Swabhumi, and as many as 550 attendees from across the globe and India will be here.
The conference has been hooked with sex workers’ Freedom Festival, whose main subject matter would be seven freedoms that sex workers are unrestricted from.
Andrew Hunter, President, Global Network of Sex Work Project (NSWP), said, “With the US now leading the fight for Lesbian, Gay and Transgender equality, we are extremely disappointed that they refuse to revise their restrictions on sex workers”.
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