We work with trans activists and trans sex workers in the field, area experts, lawyers, other LGBTI organisations and women organisations, local administrations, academicians.
Our board members are in majority composed of trans sex workers. Our staff in majority is composed of trans people; 33% of whom are sex workers in the field. We have 120 current members in our association and around 85% of them are either sex workers or ex-sex workers.
The main challenges we face with the sex workers is transphobia and hate murders. We are trans self organisation; thus, our main target group is trans individuals and sex workers. Institutional and social transphobia and stigmatisation on sex workers make it even worse for trans sex workers compared to cisgender colleagues. Another big challenge is to access safe work places. Trans sex workers are not allowed to work in registered brothels unless they complete gender reassignment surgery.
We work in areas such as LGBTI rights advocacy, trans activism, queer studies, hate speech and crimes, violence, illtreatment and torture by law enforcement agencies, human rights violations against trans people, media, culture and arts.