Conference: Undocumented Migration from Southern Albania

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Salamon Alapitvany (salamon@ns.tiszanet.hu)
Fri, 5 Jun 1998 09:14:53 -0700


Dear All,

The scheduled dates for the Saranda Meetings in Southern Albania, on
Undocumented Migration for Sex Work are now 12th-13th August 1998.
Participants are asked to arrive in Saranda on the evening of 11th August.
There is an optional field trip on the 14th that will be subject to
confirmation.

The venue is unconfirmed but we are asking to be able to use facilities at
the St Luke's Free Clinic or at the local hospital. Accommodation will be
arranged at local facilities. All personal costs, including travel and
accommodation will have to be met by each of the participants.

Saranda is easily accessible from the Greek island of Corfu, and local
accommodation and board should be less than $40.00 per day.

The participants presently include Morava Foundation Albania, Tanya
Foundation UK, Salamon Alapitvany Hungary, UNAIDS Albania, EU-TAMPEP Italy,
and local health and social workers. The STV Foundation of Holland will be
invited to attend as will any other interested agency. Please circulate
this announcement to any Agency that you believe might be interested in
attending.

The two day workshop is intended to examine local conditions relating to
undocumented migration of women and to then develop a non-prejudicial
client-driven project to be implemented by a consortium of the
participating agencies. The workshops will also seek to develop a funding
proposal for the supply of intervention and other services for women
travelling from Southern Albania to Greece and Italy for sex work, and for
women returning from migrant sex work. There will be particular
consideration of issues relating to trafficking and forced labour.

The project to be designed, is intended to include components that will
also supply services to women and girl-children in Devoll county which is a
principle point of departure in South-East Albania for undocumented migrant
women travelling to Greece for sex work.

We would like to invite any interested agency to attend. Enquiries should
be addressed in the first instance to the Salamon Alapitvany at
Salamon@mail.tiszanet.hu or by fax to 00 36 62 278314.

Yours sincerely

John Davies

Salamon Alapitvany and Ildiko K Memorial Civil Rights Institute

Working for peace and equitable justice for all marginalised people
Seeking to include sex workers within civil society without discrimination
Believing in change through consensus not repression.


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