HPLGBT

Location

Kyiv
Ukraine
Contact email: 
info@hplgbt.org
Who do you work with?: 
Transgender people (of all categories, including transsexual); Sub-groups (transgender people involved in sex work); Intersexual people; Asexual people.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Transgender sex workers are presented in Board of HPLGBT.
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: 
Our activity: Strengthening of the transgender segment in Ukraine as well as we also will continue our activities designed to help one of the most vulnerable sub-groups of transgender community in Ukraine, transgender sex workers: we will proceed to work with community mobilization, healthcare, as well as decreasing the level of discrimination and violence towards transgender people involved in commercial sex work.
Describe other areas of your work: 
We strive to increase the presence and influence of LGBTQIA-community, including its presently least visible groups, in politics in the field of Human Rights.