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Informe sombra al Comité CEDAW sobre la situación de mujeres trabajadoras sexuales en México

Asociación en Pro Apoyo a Servidores(APROASE A.C.), en conjunto con Tamaulipas VIHda Trans, A.C., miembros de la NSWP e integrantes de la Plataforma Latinoamericana de Personas que Ejercen el Trabajo Sexual en Latinoamérica PLAPERTS elaboró este Informe sombra para destacar la situación de mujeres trabajadoras sexuales en México ante todas las formas de discriminación ante del Comité del CEDAW. 

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Shadow Report to the CEDAW Committee on the situation of female sex workers in Mexico

Asociación en Pro Apoyo a Servidores (APROASE A.C.) and Tamaulipas VIHda Trans, A.C, with support from NSWP, submitted this shadow report to the 70th CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2017. The Shadow Report draws from consultation with cisgender and transgender sex workers in Mexico, and highlights the diverse forms of discrimination they face.

Sex workers denounce transphobia during the Pride Parade in Bogotá

Many Latin American countries hold a Pride parade, an annual celebration that takes place all over the world in June and July to celebrate the lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and intersex culture and pride. In most of them, the sex workers participate as part of the community, and Colombia is no different.  

Sex workers face multiple violations in the midst of the wave of violence in El Salvador

El Salvador is the smallest country in Central America, but also the most densely populated. According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime, El Salvador has one of the highest murder rates in the world, and is also considered an epicentre of a gang crisis, along with Guatemala and Honduras, which it borders. Every day between 200 and 300 people are forced to migrate from El Salvador. Some do it to improve their economic situation, but many others are forced to leave under threat of death.

Sex workers organise alternative gynaecology workshop

Using WhatsApp groups and other virtual networks, independent sex workers in Mexico organised a workshop with two main goals: to build community and to learn things that mainstream gynaecology often hides.