SUCOS - Suriname Collection of Sex Workers

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Who do you work with?

SUCOS works with Female, men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender sex workers.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

SUCOS is a sex workers led organisation for female, male and transgender sex workers. Their involvement lies with decision making, the management of the organisation and the implementation of projects.

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

1. Access to substantial healthcare services
2. Domestic and gender based violence

Describe other areas of your work

Capacity building training
Peer education
Key population and public outreach
Engaging with other organisations, governmental and non-governmental (national and regional)