A Reflection on Collaborative Writing Across Sex Worker Organisations and Academia

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We – members of Empower Foundation – a sex workers’ rights organisation in Thailand – and two scholar-activists from International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) in the Netherlands, reflected on our experience of collaboration in light of our search for social transformation.

Period2 Jul 2022

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  • TitleA Reflection on Collaborative Writing Across Sex Worker Organisations and Academia
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletblISS - The ISS Blog on Global Development and Social Justice
    Media typeWeb
    Country/TerritoryNetherlands
    Date2/07/22
    DescriptionWe – members of Empower Foundation – a sex workers’ rights organisation in Thailand – and two scholar-activists from International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam (ISS) in the Netherlands, reflected on our experience of collaboration in light of our search for social transformation. [...] has this collaboration lessened the precarity and contributed to more decent working conditions experienced by sex workers, as our chapter’s title suggests? Probably not. Yet, in a context in which sex workers’ knowledge about their lives and work is continuously devalued and ignored, we like to believe that a respectful collaboration that challenges these hierarchies of knowledge, and augments sex workers’ own voices can make a small, yet, meaningful contribution to a changed discourse on sex work – and ultimately to more respect and rights for them.
    URLhttps://bliss8543.wpcomstaging.com/2022/07/02/transformative-methodologies-a-reflection-on-collaborative-writing-across-sex-worker-organisations-and-academia/
    PersonsEmpower Foundation, Silke Heumann, Karin Astrid Siegmann