Asosiacion de Trabajadoras Sexuales del Canton Milagro y la Zona 5

Who do you work with?

Nuestro trabajo con mujeres trabajo sexual que laboran en la calle. Formar organizaciones de trabajadoras del sexo a nivel nacional.
Our work is with women in sex work who work on the streets. Creating [or training] women sex worker organizations at the national level.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

En toda las decisiones del funcionamiento y desarrollo de las asociaiones.
In all decisions relating to the operation and development of the associations.

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

Reforzar a las lideres y sus organizaciones de trabajadoras del sexo a nivel nacional, reconocimiento del trabajo sexual autonomo.
Strengthening leaders and their women sex worker organizations at the national level; the recognition of independent sex work.

Describe other areas of your work

Establecer coordinacion con las diferentes instituciones del estado para tener garantias a nuestros derechos.
Establish relations with the different state institutions in order to guarantee our rights.