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Information about our member groups and organizations

Guyana Sex Worker Organization

Guyana Sex Worker Organization

  Guyana Sex Work Coalition (GSWC)       Miriam Edwards Founder of GSWC       Who we are The Guyana Sex Work Coalition is a network of groups and individuals living in Guyana that are engaged in sex work.  Our members include female, male and trans sex workers from both urban and rural communities whose work may be street-based, hotel/motel-based, or brothel-based.  We were formed in October 2008.   What we do Our core services include counseling and testing for sexually transmitted infections, support group meetings, training and capacity building for sex workers. Other service ...

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Caribbean Regional Trans in Action

Caribbean Regional Trans in Action

  Caribbean Regional Trans in Action (CRTA)     Mia Quetzal Regional Coordinator             Who we are CRTA is a not-for-profit organization that was formed in 2009 and operates from Belize. We support marginalised populations through advocacy and social mobilization. We work hard to support regional efforts in the areas of HIV and Sex Work.   What we do CRTA works to address stigma and discrimination from the general population, police harassment, and health and immigration issues for transgender, transvestite, female, and youth sex workers.  We focus on chall...

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Sex Worker Association of Jamaica

Sex Worker Association of Jamaica

Sex Worker Association of Jamaica (SWAJ)           Who we are The Sex Worker Association of Jamaica (SWAJ)  is an organization that started in 2008.  We want to confront the issues facing sex worker population in Jamaica. We work to build the capacity of sex workers and empower them to advocate on their own behalf.     What we do SWAJ advocates on behalf of male and female sex workers located in Jamaica at three strategic levels, namely: 1. Policy makers:  To reduce stigma and discrimination against sex workers and remove legislation that criminalizes sex work 2. Local leaders:  To motivate communities to take action to deal with stigma, safety, violence, and other issues 3...

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United Women's Movement (MODEMU)

United Women's Movement (MODEMU)

  United Women’s Movement (MODEMU)     Jacqueline Montero Executive Director                 Jacqueline Montero Executive Director Who we are The United Women’s Movement (MODEMU) is an organization formed in 1992 by a group of female sex workers in the Dominican Republic. With a focus on health and social participation, MODEMU aims to address the challenges of the diverse populations of sex workers, including female, male, transgender, and immigrant workers. What we do We work with different groups of sex workers in the areas of HIV prevention education and sex worker empowerment. We offer services including emotional support, legal assistance, educational workshops, vo...

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