CONFERENCE ON SEX TOURISM, SEX WORK AND CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS

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Melanie Orhant (mgo6@cornell.edu)
Thu, 9 Apr 1998 13:30:45 -0400 (EDT)


Although this is not specifically about trafficking, thought some might be
interested in attending.

mel...

ANNOUNCEMENT AND REGISTRATION FORM

A CONFERENCE ON SEX TOURISM, SEX WORK AND CARIBBEAN DEVELOPMENT PARADIGMS

Location: The Conference Centre, Kingston, Jamaica
Dates: July 16-17, 1998

Organizers: The Centre for Gender and Development Studies University of
the West Indies- Mona, Women's Studies Program University of
Colorado-Boulder, Caribbean Association for Feminist Research and Action
(CAFRA), Instituto Latinoamericano de Servicios Legales Alternativas (ILSA)

A sex trade that is increasingly linked to the tourism industry has
recently been the subject of concern in countries such as the Dominican
Republic, Cuba, Barbados and Jamaica. Nevertheless, there is little
actual information about sex tourism in the Caribbean, and many
indications that the exploitation of female sexual labor flourishes in a
number of sites unrelated to the tourism industry.
This conference is designed to present the findings from a research
project that took place in various Caribbean countries during 1997-1998
on tourism and the sex trade. The main presenters at the conference will
be the project researchers as well as representatives from Caribbean sex
workers' organizations. It aims to provide real information about sex
tourism and prostitution in the Caribbean and to develop strategies for
action with respect to the protection of human rights. It is an attempt
to expand and give continuity to discussions and initiatives that are
taking place in the region for the purpose of contributing to the
improvement of the position of women. It also aims to initiate a search
in the Caribbean for solutions to sex tourism.

The conference is open to the public. Researchers, activists, policy
makers and sex workers are particularly encouraged to attend.

Conference fee: US$25-50 before June 15th, US$30-75 after June 15th
A waiver of the conference fee is available for sex workers

Conference coordinator and contact: Imani Tafari-Ama. Center for Gender
and Development Studies, University of the West-Indies - Mona, Kingston
7, Jamaica, W.I. Tel: (876) 792 0592, Fax: (876) 927 1913.
E-mail: itafari@uwimona.edu.jm

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PRE-REGISTRATION FORM

Name __________________________________________________

Address___________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________
        ____________________________________________________
Tel _______________________
Fax _______________________
E-mail _______________________

Please pre-register me for (choose 1):

--- the 2-day conference with lunch at the Conference Center on both
days: US$50.

--- the 2-day conference: US$25 (lunch not included).

Indicate your preference if you have chosen the lunch option:

--- meat --fish --- vegetarian
--- other special diet (please describe:_______________________________)

Check the appropriate category:

-- I have enclosed an international money order made out to Patricia
Mohammed in US$

-- I have enclosed a check, drawn on a US bank, made out to Patricia
Mohammed.

Please print this pre-registration form and send it with the enclosed
check/money order to:

Imani Tafari-Ama,
Conference Coordinator
Center for Gender and Development Studies
University of the West-Indies - Mona
Kingston 7, Jamaica, W.I.

DEADLINE FOR PRE-REGISTRATION: JUNE 15TH.
After June 15th, the conference fees are US$75 (with lunch) and US$30
(without lunch) and must be paid at the conference site.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

 The conference organizers bear no responsibility for securing
accommodations. Please make reservations directly with the hotel.

Recommended:
a) Christar Villas, rates between US$74 - $137 per night, with cooking
facilities. Shared conveniences are half rate. Tel: (876) 978 3933

b) The Wyndham Hotel. Tel: (876) 926 551-7. Fax: (876) 929 7439

c) Mary Seacole Residence Hall on the University of the West Indies
campus. Rates for international participants US$22 per night, for EC
participants US$16, and for local participants JA$200. Shared bathrooms.
For this option, contact the conference coordinator.

--
 Kamala Kempadoo                         Women's Studies
 Kempadoo@Colorado.EDU                   Campus Box 246
 (303) 492-8084                          University of Colorado
                                         Boulder, CO 80309-0246


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