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Emplacement

Vancouver
Canada
Contact email: 
susan.1968@hotmail.com
Phone: 
Who do you work with?: 
Our organisation works with all genders and genres of sex workers and also engages with clients, third parties and mainstream systems which impact sex workers safety and stability.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
All of our members and our director are active 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
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: 
- Economic instability due to the loss of ad platforms - Anti-trafficking measures - Police and municipal enforcement and regulation
Describe other areas of your work: 
- Cooperative development - Implementation of occupational health and safety - Direct support for sex workers in crisis