Projekt PiA

Location

Salzburg
Austria
Contact email: 
c.nagl@frau-und-arbeit.at
Who do you work with?: 
We work with female and male sex workers in the city and region of Salzburg.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Sex workers work as street workers, peers and interpreters.
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: 
The main factor of our work is to support sex workers concerning their human rights. Especially in Austria the situation for sex workers is very hard. I think my work is a regional focal point for their main problems.
Describe other areas of your work: 
By the way it is necessary that the public opinion will change. Therefore I make presentations and workshops in schools and universities and have a very close contact to politicians .