Projet L.U.N.E.

Who do you work with?

Nous travaillons avec des femmes adultes travailleuses du sexe. En majorite, elles exercent ou ont exerce le travail du sexe de rue, en agence d'escortes ou a domicile. Ce sont de femmes en situation de vulnerabilite sociale dont les besoins de base (hebergement, alimentation, securite physique, materielle et financiere) sont compromis. Il arrive a l'occasion que nous intervenions aupres des enfants et des conjoints de ces femmes.
We work with adult female sex workers. A majority have worked or work on the street, in escort agencies or at home. These women are in a socially vulnerable place and their basic needs are compromised (housing, nutrition, physical, material and financial security). It sometimes happen that we work with these women’s children or partners.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

Elles sont consultees dans toutes les decisions/orientations qui sont prises au sein de notre organisation. Que ce soit au sein du comite de travail qui se reunit a chaque semaine, au Conseil d'administration ou elles ont une majorite de sieges etc. De plus, elles sont invitees a prendre part a notre Assemblee generale annuelle. Elles sont porte-parole lors de conferences publiques, activites mediatiques etc. et representent le groupe sur des comite de travail externe.
They are consulted in all decisions/orientations taken by our organisation. It may be in the working group which meets weekly, in the Board meeting where they have a majority of the seats, etc.
Furthermore, they are invited to take part in our annual general Assembly. They are also spokespeople during public conference or media-related activities, etc. and they represent the group on external working groups.

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
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face

Grande pauvrete materielle et sociale. Certaines femmes sont sans domicile fixe. Plusieurs eprouvent des problemes de consommation de substances psychoactives. De plus, elles presentent d'importants problemes de sante mentale et physique (hepatite C et VIH entre autres). De part leur statut, elles sont stigmatisees et la reinsertion sociale, l'access aux soins de sante, aux services juridiques devient un defi constant. Elles sont la cible de violences variees car elles sont vulnerables.
Severe material and social poverty. Some women do not have a fixed residence. Some are facing drug use problems. Furthermore, they show important mental and physical health issues (hepatitis C and HIV amongst others). Because of who they are, they are stigmatied and social reinsertion, access to healthcare, and access to legal services becomes a constant struggle. They are the target of different kinds of violence because they are vulnerable.