PT Foundation Sex Worker Programme

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Location

Kuala Lumpur
Contact email: 
ptf@ptfmalaysia.org
Who do you work with?: 
Key affected populations impacted by HIV and AIDS: Gay Men and other MSM, Female sex workers, transgender women, drug users, PLHIVs, children and women affected and livig with HIV.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Our services are open and accessible to all public, we welcome sex workers as staff, volunteers and clients.
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: 
a) Criminalisation, Lack of protection on their safety and citizen rights, widespread stigma and discrimination. b) Lack of access to sexual health services such as prevention, testing, treatment, support and care.
Describe other areas of your work: 
Sexual Health awareness, prevention and testing services, treatment access, support and care. Gender identity and sexual orientation expression and identity.