Who do you work with?:
Ombre works with male and female sex workers, Transgender , sex workers immediate families and their clients.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
Ombre is a sex worker lead group, starting from the administration to the implementation of projects and programs is is done by the 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:
Legal barriers that lead to the police harassing and abusing sex workers ( unlawful detention and rape) .2 stigma and discrimination leading to the lack of inclusion in serious formal platforms that can assist in the empowering of sex workers in all areas of their lives.
Describe other areas of your work:
Advocacy on health and human rights for sex workers , promoting self representation, condom and IEC materials distribution , health promotion, policy change, economic empowerment and addressing legal barriers.