Silver Rose


St Petersburg
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Who do you work with?: 
Sex workers and their clients, partners and third persons
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
We are an organisation of sex workers and we are a collective
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
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
In Russia sex work is criminalised and there is a high level of stigma and discrimination and violence from the police
Describe other areas of your work: 
Additional to our main activity we deal with a programme of prophylaxis of HIV and AIDS, access to medication and psychological support