PLAPERTS (Plataforma Latinoamerica de Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual)

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Ubicación

Machala
Ecuador
Contact email: 
plaperts@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
Nuestra organización trabaja con las poblaciones claves. Mujeres trabajadoras del sexo, Hombres que hacen trabajo sexual, Mujeres trans, personas que viven con VIH, personas que consumen drogas. Our organisation works with key populations. Female sex workers, male sex workers, trans women, people living with HIV, drug users.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Se consulta y comunica todas las decisiones que se toman en cada una de las acciones que se vayan a realizar como plataforma regional en las tomas de decisiones. We consult and communicate all the decisions that we take regarding each and every action that we will execute as a regional platform in our decision-making process.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
Legalización del trabajo sexual, la regulación del mismo, el estigma y la discriminación hacia las personas que ejercen trabajo sexual. Políticas o leyes que pretenden criminalizar nuestro trabajo. Legalisation of sex work, its regulation, stigma and discrimination towards sex workers. Policies or laws that intend to criminalise our work.
Describe other areas of your work: 
• Salud Integral • Incidencia • Acceso a medicamento • Violencia • Libre tránsito – Migración • Empoderamiento a nuestras poblaciones • Comprehensive Health • Advocacy • Access to medication • Violence • Freedom of movement – Migration • Empowering our populations
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