SOLIDARITE POUR LES DROITS DES TRAVAILLEUSES DE SEXE

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Location

Bujumbura
Burundi
Contact email: 
reseausolidalite@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
Nous travaillons avec des femmes travailleuses du sexe. We work with female sex workers.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Les travailleuses du sexe sont des membres des organes de prise des décisions. Les membres à travers l'assemblée générale participent à l'orientation de la politique de notre association par la voie des votes. Female sex workers are members of the decision-making bodies. Members through the board participate in the orientation of the policy of our organisation through votes.
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: 
Manque de reconnaissance juridique des groupes des travailleuses de sexe: Au Burundi, les travailleuses du sexe ne sont pas légalement reconnues. Elles sont victimes des violences sexuelles impunies. Ceci entraine un travail clandestin. Discrimination socio-religieuse: La société burundaise n'est pas tolérante au travail du sexe. Ce ci est à la base de la disrcimination qui réduit l'accès aux services de base, notamment la santé et la justice. Lack of legal recognition of groups of sex workers : in Burundi, female sex workers are not legally recognised. They go through unpunished sexual violence. This drives work underground. Socio-religious discrimination : society in Burundi is not tolerating sex work. This is the basis for discrimination which reduces access to basic services such as health and legal services.
Describe other areas of your work: 
Nous intervenons dans les domaines des droits humains, de la lutte contre le VIH/SIDA et du renforcement socio-économique. We intervene in the fields of human rights, the fight against HIV/AIDS and socio-economic strengthening.
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