Asociacion Pro Defensa de la Mujer - ASPRODEMU

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Location

Quito
Ecuador
Contact email: 
lulumomomomo@live.com
Who do you work with?: 
La asociación pro defensa de la mujer, es una organización de base que trabaja con las mujeres trabajadoras sexuales de locales cerrados (night club y centros de tolerancias) en Pichincha. También apoya a sus hijos. La organización tiene una vida jurídica desde hace 26 años y trabaja por y para las mujeres. The Asociación Pro Defensa de la Mujer is a based-organization that works with female sex workers from indoor venues (nigh clubs and tolerance places) in Pichincha. It also support their children. The organisation is registered since 26 years ago and works by and for the women.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Las compañeras trabajadoras sexuales se involucran con la organización para la lucha de sus derechos como mujeres y ciudadanas, por los derechos laborales y el reconocimiento del trabajo sexual en Ecuador. Estamos en el segundo debate en la asmablea nacional de la República del Ecuador Female sex workers are involved with the organization to fight for their rights as women and citizens, for their labour rights and the recognition of sex work in Ecuador. We are in the second debate in the National Assemble of the Republic of Ecuador.
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: 
Estigma y discriminación Stigma and Discrimination
Describe other areas of your work: 
La Asociación Pro Defensa de la Mujer trabaja en diferentes campos. Incidencia política, educación de pares, trabajo en defensa de las mujeres trabajadoras sexuales dentro de la sociedad, creación de talleres; derechos, violencia, prenvención del VIH e ITS The Asociación Pro Defensa de la Mujer works in different areas. Political abogacy, pair education, work defending female sex workers in the society, creation of workshops: rights, violence, HIV and STIs prevention,
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