PANEL: Sex Work
22 June Wednesday - 18:30 - 21:00

Moderator: Begüm Başdaş (Amnesty International Turkey Branch)


-Kemal Ördek “The Struggle for Rights from Prostitution to Sex Work and the Current Situation“

– Dr. Gökhan Yıldırımkaya “The Sexual and Reproductive Health Status of Sex Workers”

– Özge Gökpınar “Representation of Sex Workers in the Media” – Derya Karagöz “Violence Against Trans Women Sex Workers: Experiences”

– Niler Albayrak “Informal Sex Work and Experiences in Entering the Brothel”

– Sevgi “Life in a Brothel Through the Eyes of a Brothel Worker”

– Mehmet “Brothels and Needs Through the Eyes of a Brothel Boss”

– Alper Rheme “Being a male sex worker: questions and recommendations”

– Yağmur Arıcan “Discussions of Sex Work Politics”

Sex work is one of those topics about which very little is known in Turkey. Nevertheless everyone apart from sex workers make arguments about it. A collaboration between Istanbul LGBTI+ Pride Week and Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association opens to discussion the general rights situation, experiences, and needs of sex workers in Turkey. We invite everyone to solidarity with sex workers. Come, let’s talk about our problems together. * This event has been financially supported by LGBTİ+ Pride Week Comitee and Kırmızı Şemsiye Association.

Venue » Cezayir Meeting Hall