Alcondoms Cameroun

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Location

Yaounde
Cameroon
Contact email: 
patfotssy@yahoo.fr
Who do you work with?: 
Alcondoms-Cameroun est une association camerounaise de lutte pour la reduction des risques lies a la consommation des drogues aupres des minorites sexuelles en occurance les jeunes LGBTI, les travailleurs et travailleuses du sexe de tout orientation sexuelle, et les transgenres, en abrege Alcondoms-Cameroun. Alcondoms-Cameroun is an association from Cameroon fighting for a reduction of the risks associated with drug use amongst sexual minorities, LGBT youth, sex workers of all sexual orientation, transgender people.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Les membres d'Alcondoms Cameroun etant constitue essentiellement de TDS encore en nactivite, conscient des risques lies a l'utilisation des drogues et au VIH/SIDA, des violations et discriminations dans notre communaute, militons pour la Reduction des consequences negatives liees a la consommation des drogues, la tranmsmission du VIH/SIDA et des hepatites, les infections diverses, problemes psychologiques et sociaux associes a l'usage de drogues. Nous denoncons les violences subies sur les TDS. The members of Alcondoms Cameroun are made up essentially of sex workers currently working who are aware of the risks linked to drug use and HIV/AIDS, of violations [of human rights] and of discrimination in our community. We fight for the reduction of negative consequences linked to drug use, HIV/AIDS infections and hepatitis [infections] and the psychological and social problems linked to drug use. We do not accept the violence sex workers face.
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: 
Encourager le maintien du lien social et renforcer la dignite de l'usager en contribuant a limiter les situations d'exclusion, en occurence ceux des travailleurs et travailleuses du sexe LGBT qui se livrent a l'utilisation des drogues diverses. Eviter la propagation du SIDA et autres MST parmi les TdS, et leurs clients. Ameliorer le savoir-faire des personnes TS (MSM) pour negocier l'usage du preservatif par les client et le safer-sexe. Aider les personnes TdS LGBT endettees, exploitees. Encouraging the maintenance of the social link and reinforce the dignity of the user whilst contributing to limit situations of exclusion, in particular for LGBT sex workers who use several drugs. Avoid the propagation of AIDS and other STDs amongst sex workers and their clients. Improve the skills of transgender people and men who have sex with men to negotiate condom use and safer sex with their clients. Support exploited sex workers or sex workers who are in debts.
Describe other areas of your work: 
Accueil et ecoute, soutien dans le quotidien, au siege d'alcondoms, l'aide a la gestion des problemes generes par la dependance, espaces conviviaux et de socialisation. Conseils et entretiens touchant a la prevention: VIH/SIDA, hepatites. Soins de sante primaires et prestations medicales et, premiers secours en cos de malaise ou d'overdose, permanence. Information et orientation vers les structures de soin specifique (SIDA, sante, social, toxico dependance ou hebergement). Reduction des risques. Welcoming and listening, supporting in the everyday life in the headquarter of Alcondoms, helping managing issues created by addiction, convivial and socialisation spaces. Advice and counselling linkd to HIV/AIDS< hepatitis. Primary care and medical support and help in case of overdose. Information and orientation towards specific medical structures (referals) (AIDS, health, social, addiction, housing0. Harm reduction.
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