Bridge Initiative Organisation (BIO)

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Who do you work with?

BIO work with female, male and transgender sex workers, families, partners and friends.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

All BIO members which include Sex worker involved to any of organisational development like consultation of Strategic Plan, being first priority to participate at most of the program and activities that BIO is carryout as well as given the opportunities to attend national, regional and international events.

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
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face

Human Rights Violation which include arbitrary arrest, torture, abused/ or insulted, robed, beaten, chased out from the places they are living done by low-enforcers under regional and district commission order.

Describe other areas of your work

•To providing human rights education work to LGBT and Sex worker community in Zanzibar
•Raising self-awareness and self-acceptance among LGBT and Sex worker community
•To provide workshop on spirituality and sexuality reconciliation/healing to LGBT Muslim
•Provide training on human rights respond to HIV/AIDS to parents/guardians who live with LGBT and sex worker children with purpose of creating family support on reduce stigma and discrimination
•Movement building within local, national, regional and International LGBT and sex worker organisations, stakeholders and allies
•Building partnership and allies with national and International human rights defenders organisations