Colectivo Seres A.C.

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Location

Guanajuato
Mexico
Contact email: 
contacto@colectivoseres.org
Who do you work with?: 
Trabajamos con mujeres, hombres, personas trans que ejercen trabajo sexual, clientes, parejas. We work with women, men and transgender persons who do sex work, as well as clients and partners.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Diseñan y desarrollan programas para mejorar el contexto sociocultural en sus zonas de liderazgo. Toma de decisión para las estrategias que debe instrumentar la organización a favor de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual. Sex Workers design and develop programmes to improve the social-cultural context within their leadership zones. They are also involved in the decision making for strategies that equip the organisation in favour of people who exercise sex work.
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: 
a. Mejorar las condiciones socioeconómicas de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual, eliminando el estigma y la discriminación relacionados al trabajo sexual. b. Impulsar y visibilizar el liderazgo social de las personas que ejercen el trabajo sexual, para eliminar la violencia estructural, social y legal que son objeto. a. Improve social-economic conditions of people who exercise sex work, eliminating stigma and discrimination related to sex work. b. To boost and give visibility to the social leadership of people who exercise sex work, to eliminate structural, social and legal violence to which they are submitted.
Describe other areas of your work: 
a. Promover la salud psico-afectiva de las personas b. Realizar acciones de prevención de violencia, uso y abuso de sustancias c. mejorar las condiciones de salud sexual y reproductiva d. promover la participación y liderazgo social en la comunidad a. To Promote people’s psycho-affective health b. Undertake actions to prevent violence, the use and abuse of substances c. Improve sexual and reproductive health conditions d. Promote the participation and social leadership in the community
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