OPSI is a National network of sex workers work with - female, male and transgender sex workers (as the main beneficiary). we also work with government and others organization and networks in term of HIV and STI prevention, such as National AIDS Commission, gay, transgender and MSM Indonesia Network. We also work with other CSO in civil society movement, such as: women movement, Human Right defender organizations
sex workers who Initiate and form our organization network, 7 people from the board members are sex workers and come from all regions in Indonesia. Most of (90%) the staff are sexworkers and the executive coordinator must be from the sex worker community
1. stigma and discrimination towards sex worker (even self stigmatization) which led sex workers onto abuse and violence, also the lack of capacity of sex workers to lead the organization
2. the increasing of fundamentalism, this movement has involved into the governmental process and the implication goes to the result of formalisation religion in to the formal law/regulation
3. the closure of brothels
Other areas refer to sex worker empowerment and provide critical education for sex workers, with the empowerment strategy it is easier to develop advocacy action against discriminative regulation. Also working with the UN agencies in Indonesia and the government and other CSO.