Uganda Harm Reduction Network


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Who do you work with?: 
Uganda Harm Reduction Network works with female, male and transgender sex workers
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
The workers are involved in organisation,they are on the organisation board, staff are organisation members meaning they are involved in every stage of leadership in the organisation.
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: 
The two main challenges sexworkers face in the course of our work are criminalisation of adult sexworkers, and secondly stigma and discriminition against sex workers
Describe other areas of your work: 
• HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Support • Human Rights and Advocacy • Capacity building and leadership / mentoring • Research and Documentation • Outreach and Information dissemination • Referrals and psychological/social support • Networking and Partnerships with other organisations • Responsive Rehabilitation