Curacao, Netherlands Antilles
Who do you work with?:
We work with the MSM/gay/transgender sex worker communities in the STI, HIV/AIDS prevention and also do counselling.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
They are involved as peer educator and in condom distribution.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?:
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
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face:
The abuse of clients, drug use and having unprotected sex to earn more money.
Describe other areas of your work:
Counselling for sex workers is a great help and a social worker who works closely with sex workers, their realities and their problems.