Regional updates: North America and the Caribbean
The North America and the Caribbean Region is made up of several country and regional networks, including a variety of organisations in Canada, the United States, and throughout the Caribbean.
Elya Durisin (Maggie's), Canada.
Cracey Annatola Fernandes, male sex worker former inmate of Guyana is an advocate for the past seven years in and out of prison and has been working with HIV+ Inmates, sex workers and MSM. Mr Fernandes is presently the President of the Guyana Sex Work Coalition (GSWC), Director in Caribbean (NSWP), Executive member on Nemesis Development Association (NDA), sitting member on the Caribbean Sex Work Coalition (CSWC) and recently appointed board member of Caribbean Vulnerable Committee Coalition (CVCC). Mr Fernandes is qualified as an HIV counselor and Peer Educator for the pass five years. He endorses the notion that sex work is work and that sex workers rights are as equally important as those rights of others. His passion is to be a leading advocate for legal reforms, zero tolerance on HIV/AIDS and stigma and discrimination and equality for all members or those who are assumed to be vulnerable.