Multipurpose National Development Program (MNDP)

Location

Naogaon
Bangladesh
Contact email: 
mustafiz@mndpbd.org
Who do you work with?: 
We work and support male and female sex workers, clients, third parties, partners and friends to build health awareness and providing an education program to raise awareness of preventative measures for HIV/AIDS.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Our staff do outreach work with sex workers and tell them about the support program that we run. We arrange monthly meetings with sex workers and we try and involve sex workers in the meeting. We would like to include sex workers in the development program to make them economically self sufficient.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
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
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
Normally sex workers in our country are controlled by some muscle man & moneyed man who don't allow them to meet with other people in an attempt to control sex workers. It is for similar reasons that these controllers keep sex workers away from education programs etc.