Who do you work with?
SWAN is the first NGO established in Nepal in 2006 A.D. by group of FSW’s,with the aim of creating awareness on STI & HIV/AIDS, sexual exploitation,domestic violence,economic opportunities,capacity building skills trainings and human rights.The organization’s main objective is to promote Right Based Approach concept to reduce the risk of HIV among women and their children by addressing health care needs,education and advocacy.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?
SWAN will give equal opportunity to all FSWs to get membership with us. In addition, most of the member will connect with us after facing problems.
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
We also work with Children of FSWs for Education,health and other areas of needed them.