Biko Sivanandamide Harm Reduction Institure - SHRI

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Who do you work with?

Established in 2015 and mandated to reduce violent crime we provide covid screening to sex workers and drug users

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

They provide peer counselling and host exit programmes

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

Mainly food security, access to health services and rate by police and clients

Describe other areas of your work

Violent crime reduction, decriminalisation, policy reforms

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