Madonna EV

Location

Bochum
Germany
Contact email: 
info@madonna-ev.de
 
 


 

Who do you work with?: 
Female and male to female transgender sex workers, managers, partners and children of sex workers, sometimes male sex workers and female to male transgender too, but there is special counselling for male sex workers, sometimes with clients.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Sex workers are members of our organisation and in our Steering committee. For new poistions, sex workers and migrants will be given preference.
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: 
Discrimination and stigma, violation of civil rights (special rights: taxes, exclusion of their legal rights as EU citizens, bad treatment by authorities)
Describe other areas of your work: 
Counseling, debt counseling, entrance counseling, ongoing counseling, transition counseling, meeting point for prostitutes, archive “prostitution and prostitutes”, national networks, consulting to organizations and institutions who are in contact with sex workers or want to come in contact with them. (Educational institutions, employers, companies outside of sex work, counseling centers, hospitals, institutions for the disab