Midnight Blue

Location

Hong Kong
China
Contact email: 
info@mnbhk.org
Who do you work with?: 
We are community-based NGO based in Hong Kong and is the first one since 2006 serving male and transgender sex worker and promote and protect their basic human rights.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Some of our colleagues are current or former sex workers. We also invite sex workers as spokespersons, such as attending conference and sharing their experience in school and university.
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: 
The stigma of Sex work and the Law against the sex worker. The sex worker is suffering from the stigma. When the sex worker is facing the bullying from the bad customer, most of the sex workers will not ask for help from others, because of the fear of the disclosure of their sex worker identity. Being a sex worker is not illegal, however, the law is restricting the sex work. The police is abusing the law to arrest the sex worker, like soliciting .
Describe other areas of your work: 
We are welcome the invitation from the educational organization which is school, college or university to educate the public. We will take part in, together with sex workers, on some social campaigns like IDAHO, LGBT parade, International Workers' Day and, in particular, International Day to End Violence on Sex workers, in order to advocate sex worker is work and promote sex worker right movement.