Who do you work with?:
Kiraay travaille avec les femmes lesbiennes, bisexuelles, travailleuses de sexe et leurs partenaires. Kiraay works with lesbian, bisexual women, sex workers and their partners.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
Les travailleuses de sexe sont impliquees dans toutes les activites de Kiraay, reunions et aussi dans toutes les instances de prises de decisions. Sex workers are involved in all Kiraay activities, meetings and also in all decision-making bodies.
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:
La loi qui ne determine pas le cadre d'exercice des travailleuses de sexe, le stigmatisation qui rend difficile l’acces aux structures de sante pour des soins de qualite. The law that does not determine the scope of practice of sex workers, the stigma that makes it difficult to access health services for quality care.
Describe other areas of your work:
Le plaidoyer a l’encontre des representants etatiques pour un environnement favourable aux interventions pour la reduction de stigmatisation, les violences et violations des droits humains basees sur l’orientation sexxuelle, la formation sur le developpement economique pour une autonomisation. Advocacy against state officials for a supportive environment for interventions to reduce stigma, gender-based violence and human rights violations, training on economic development for empowerment.