Débout Fille

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Congo, The Democratic Republic of the
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Who do you work with?: 
travailleurSes du sexe femmes, hommes, transgenres, clients, tierces parties, familles, partenaires et amiEs Female, male and transgender sex workers, clients, third parties, families, partners and friends
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
70% des membres de la direction et du conseil d'administration de notre groupe sont travailleuses du sexe 70% of the members of direction and of the board of our group are sex workers
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: 
Une fille sous toit parental qui pratique le travail du sexe est chassee par les parents et rejetee par la societe tandis que pour la plupart des filles vulnerables le travail du sexe assure leu scolarisation A girl under the parental roof doing sex work is taken away by the parents and rejected by society whilst for most vulnerable girls, sex work ensures their education
Describe other areas of your work: 
- Les filles contraintes de pratiquer le travail du sexe dans la clandestinite par crainte d'etre stigmatisees, discriminees et maltraitees sont exposees aux violences intimes et policieres, infections sexuelles/VIH - Nous mettons ausi en place des activites d'autonomisation, de leadership et de militantisme pour faire avancer nos droits. Girls forced to practice sex work hidden by fear of being stigmatised, discriminated and mistreated are exposed to intimate and police violence, sexual infections/HIV. We also implement empowerment, leaders and advocacy activities to further our rights.