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Contagious Justice at 210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD
Wednesday, 04-Sep-2013 8:00 am

In her new book Town of Love, Anne Ostby paints a vivid picture of some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children - the Indian women of the Nat caste, the ‘untouchables’. 

Forced into prostitution from a young age to be the breadwinners for their families, these women face a life of poverty and violence not of their choosing.

But is there a way of breaking free from this legacy of prostitution and creating a new and different life, a life of hope and freedom? Can the tradition of buying, selling and trafficking women be broken? Can we create a movement for justice that is contagious?

Join author Anne Ostby and a fantastic line-up of women as they discuss Town of Love and the important issues it addresses. This is a joint-event with The Victorian Women's Trust and Project Respect


Anne Ostby, author and guest at the 
Melbourne Writers’ Festival

Mary Crooks AO, Executive Director of the Victorian Women’s Trust

Kelly Hinton, Executive Director of Project Respect

Dr Caroline Norma, author and Lecturer in Global, Urban & Social Studies at RMIT

Dr Renate Klein, author and Director of Spinifex Press


FREE event 

5 for 5.30pm

Wednesday 4th September

Queen Victoria Women’s Centre 

210 Lonsdale St, Melbourne CBD

RSVP & inquiries to: or telephone (03) 9329 6088

Author Page(s) Anne Ch. Ostby

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