Guyana Sex Work Coalition

Location

Georgetown
Guyana
Contact email: 
guyanasexworkercoalition@yahoo.com
Who do you work with?: 
We work with all types of sex workers in our organisations including female, male, trans, street-based, migrant and, indoor sex workers.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
The Guyana Sex Work Coalition believes that it is imperative that sex workers be given an opportunity to implement programs for themselves and be at the decision making level. Too long funders have sat in their 'ivory towers' dictating down to sex workers. The GSWC strongly believes that sex workers should be given a voice at all forums that involve their welfare.
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
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
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: 
1. Continued human rights violation by the law, their clients and, partners. 2. Access to care, support and treatment at every level.
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.