Who do you work with?:
Our organisation works with the following populations: females, female sex workers, male sex workers, trans-people, youths, M.S.M and persons infected and afflicted by HIV/STI.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
Sex workers are involved in the decision making process of the organisation. ON our Governing Board sex workers are in integral positions. At every level of business done on behalf of Guyana Sex Work Coalition sex workers are involved.
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 two main challenges that sex workers are faced with are stigma and discrimination and abuse by the law enforcement officials.
Describe other areas of your work:
We have done some work and will continue to work with the following populations: law enforcement officials, prison officers, prisoners, military personnel, hospitality industry sensitising them about the human rights of sex workers. The other populations we serve are sex workers themselves.