Aids-ACODEV-Cameroon

Location

Douala
Cameroon
Contact email: 
acodes2007@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
Nous travaillons avec les travailleurs du sexe femmes, hommes, tranvesties,les clients des TDS,et enfants des travailleurs du sexe. We work with women sex workers, men, tranvesties, customers of TDS, and children of sex workers.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Notre organisation travail avec et pour les travailleurs du sexe et elle est dirigé par des travailleurs du sexe en activités au Cameroun. Our organization works with and for sex workers and is run by sex workers in activities in Cameroon
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: 
les travailleurs du sexe dans notre region font face à plusieurs défis donc les deux principaux sont : - la loi qui pénalise le travail du sexe au cameroun et qui se manifeste par des râfles et gardes à vue arbitraires de ces travailleurs. - Les violences physique (bastonnade) et morale (insultes) qui leurs sont faite,plus particulièrement aux travailleurs du sexe LGBT. sex workers in our region are facing many challenges so the two main ones are: - The law that criminalizes sex work in Cameroon and which manifests itself in raids and arbitrary custody of these workers. - The physical violence (beating) and moral (insults) made ​​to them, especially sex workers LGBT]
Describe other areas of your work: 
Nous militons pour le respect des droits humains des travailleurs/travailleuses du sexe. Nous militons pour les droits à l’accès aux services médicaux, à l’information, à la formation et à l’éducation des personnes, vulnérables et victime de discrimination. We promote respect for human rights of workers / sex workers. We are campaigning for the rights of access to medical services, information, training and education of people, vulnerable and discriminated against.