â€śWe work with women who have been trafficked and with current and former sex workers. Some of the women have been trafficked into the sex industry, and some of them were forced into other kinds of labour, such as bonded domestic work. Most of the women have migrated from other countries to the Netherlands.
On one level, we train women who are marginalised in the Netherlands to tell their stories using powerful media tools such as radio, photography, and video. We want to give them the skill and opportunity to express the complexities of their lives. But we donâ€™t stop there. Our goal is to use media to create a more humanised and multi-faceted picture of the sex industry. We want to show this industry as a complex fabric, composed both of women workers who are entitled to demand their rights as workers and women who have been forced into the industry. Many people looking in from the outside have quite a polarised view. Women are either victims, or they are making choices. But as in any other area of life, there are many grey zones. We will create a moving exhibition that tells the stories of sex workers and trafficked women in their own voices and images. In the long-term, we want to create an independent media centre run by and for women from these communities.â€ť