Red Perts Panama

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Location

Santiago
Panama
Contact email: 
redpertspanama@gmail.com
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Las personas que están involucradas dentro de la organización son trabajadoras activas, promotoras de salud y la coordinación general. Sex workers are active involved in the organisation, as health promoters and doing general coordination.
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: 
Los rectos a los que se ven expuestas las trabajadoras es que son en su mayoría menospreciadas por la sociedad y no son respectados sus derechos como personas pertenecientes a la sociedad. The main challenge faced by sex workers is that the majority is undervalued by the society and that our rights are not respected as the rights of other people belonging to society.
Describe other areas of your work: 
- Prevención de VIH/SIDA - Prevención de enfermedades sexuales - Asesoría laboral - Talleres de auto-estima - HIV/AIDS prevention - Sexual disease prevention - Labour support - Self-Esteem workshops
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