SCMC:Shanghai CSW & MSM Center

Location

China
Contact email: 
SCMC021@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
We primarily serve the male sex workers, female sex workers and transgender sex workers, because in the male and transgender workers on the basis of sex workers, we also do some service on the MSM population
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Currently, we have well-known male sex workers and transgender sex workers agency workers, mainly to support outreach work and an important role in the institutional business
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
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: 
In the present work, our biggest challenge comes from the following 1 China's anti-pornography for sex worker occupational safety, the Chinese in the past year, for the crackdown on sex workers of which is unprecedented. In such circumstances, many sex workers are indexed (for example, a number of sex workers not engaged in sex workers at the time, was arrested and charged into the signature indicators, do not sign the hit), which for the professional sex workers have a serious impact on security 2, the health security: sex workers, sexually transmitted diseases or serious problems affecting the safety of sex workers, especially male sex workers in the past period of time, HIV infection rates rise. And in sex workers, the proportion of syphilis and genital warts has been high. This is the health of sex workers for a great deal of influence, and China's medical institutions arbitrary charges, also affect the health of sex workers.
Describe other areas of your work: 
Current institutions and EMORY University and Georgetown University and Fudan University in Shanghai cooperation, mainly in the male sex workers and men in the group of men to do some research, I hope through research to find better ways to prevent AIDS and sexually transmitted diseases I also serve as the chairman of China Network of Sex Workers (the Chief of China sex worker network)