About Us: Our History & Who We Are

 

Welcome Sex Workers! This is our TOOL for empowerment and networking as male and female Sex Workers in the Caribbean.

The Caribbean Sex Worker Coalition is a network of sex workers organizations with membership from the English, Dutch and Spanish speaking countries in the region.

In the last decade, a number of national sex worker coalitions were formed in various Caribbean countries such as Guyana, Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Each of these groups launch campaigns and implement projects directed at addressing the numerous and divergent issues affecting sex workers.

In 2011, the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and the Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral (COIN) have included sex workers as a target population in the Vulnerabilised Groups Project, and supported Caribbean sex worker groups in the creation of a regional network to strengthen advocacy efforts. The result is the Caribbean Sex Work Collective.

The Vulnerabilised Populations Project is an initiative to reduce the incidence of HIV among populations with increased vulnerability for infection. The Project aims to empower vulnerable community members to advocate on their own behalves and spearhead the drive for societal and behavioural changes that will lower their risks for infection.

As groups such as MODEMU, featured in the video, continue to grow and increase their impact, organizations that support sex worker rights have taken notice.

To learn more about the CVC/COIN Vulnerabilised Groups Project visit www.focusright.org