Caribbean Sex Worker Coalition

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Location

East Canje, Berbice
Guyana
Contact email: 
miriamedwards68@gmail.com
Who do you work with?: 
This organisation works specifically with sex workers from the Caribbean region.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Sex workers are involved in the management (Board) of the organisation as well as the planning and implementation of activities.
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: 
Two of the main challenges faced by sex workers are: 1. High levels of stigma and discimination in the health care and social services settings 2. Police harassment
Describe other areas of your work: 
The CSWC works in areas of advocacy and human rights for sex workers