La Fédération Parapluie Rouge

Who do you work with?

We are a national collective of sex workers' organisations or organisations working with sex workers. [male, female and transgender]

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

Sex workers participates in the collective's meetings, take part in the decision process, are employed within the organisation to implement the work and are spokespeople for the collective.

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

Currently our main challenge is to oppose increased criminalisation, trying to avoid clients' criminalisation and to obtain the decriminalisation of solliciting.

Describe other areas of your work

The main part of our work is to do advocacy for sex work decriminalisation and for sex workers' rights.