Regional updates: Latin America

Our members are listed on the left or you can click the red umbrellas on the map.

Regional Board Members

Cynthia Navarrete Gil (APROASE), Mexico.

Miguel Angel Saurin Romero (Asociacion Civil Cambio y Acción), Peru.

NSWP Regional Network

The Plataforma LatinoAmerica de Personas que EjeRcen el Trabajo Sexual (PLAPERTS) is a Latin American platform for sex worker-led organisations representing female, male and transgender sex workers. It was founded in 2014 and is based in Machala, Ecuador.

News articles from Latin America region are listed below.

Regional updates

6th May 2015 | Region: Latin America
Durante los días 7 y 8  de abril de 2015, más de diez organizaciones de trabajadoras del sexo de Ecuador, realizaron el Tercer Encuentro Nacional “EMPUTADAS POR NUESTROS DERECHOS”.
11th March 2015 | Region: Latin America
Por favor, perdona la traducción de Google   NSWP está extendiendo el plazo para las solicitudes de Columbia y Ecuador (un corresponsal con sede en cada país) para mejorar la cobertura de noticias y eventos regional en la región NSWP de América Latina.   NSWP valora la diversidad y fomenta las candidaturas de personas con experiencia en el trabajo sexual y da la bienvenida a solicitudes de todos los sectores de la comunidad.   Corresponsales regionales - Noticias (consultor)
11th March 2015 | Region: Latin America

NSWP is extending the deadline for applications from Columbia & Ecuador (one correspondent based in each country) to enhance coverage of regional news and events in the NSWP region of Latin America. 

NSWP values diversity and encourages applications from individuals with sex work experience and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. 

REGIONAL CORRESPONDENTS – News (consultant)

23rd October 2014 | Region: Latin America

 

(c) PLAPERTS

La Asociación de Mujeres Trabajadoras del sexo “Colectivo Flor de Azalea” demandamos a la contraloría del Estado. La FALTA DE CUMPLIMIENTO DE LA GUIA NACIONAL DE NORMAS Y PROCEDIMIENTOS DE ATENCIÓN INTEGRAL A TRABAADORAS DEL SEXO.

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27th August 2014 | Region: Latin America

A Brazillian sex worker has been forced to go into hiding after publically speaking out against police actions following an illegal raid in Niteroi, Brazil in May of this year.

On 23 May 2014 police occupied a building in the centre of Niteroi where sex workers live and work. The building had known sex work venues for about 400 self-organised sex workers. Some sex workers were residents and lost their homes after the illegal raid.

26th June 2014 | Region: Latin America

Due to new municipal ordinance, sex workers from Encarnación, Paraguay are prohibited to work in the streets of the city. According to the national sex worker-led organisation UNES – Organización de Mujeres Trabajadoras Sexuales del Paraguay – this prohibition regulates work and activities in public areas of the city, criminalises people who autonomously engage in sex work, and increases police repression and state violence against sex workers.

23rd June 2014 | Region: Latin America

The arrival of ships from abroad means one thing for Elena: dollars. In Venezuela the green notes rule, said the 32-year-old sex worker. She travels to Puerto Cabello, in Venezuela’s coastline, every time a new ship arrives, particularly now that the Venezuelan economy has gone down; the Bolivar currency weakened and prices are high.

17th June 2014 | Region: Latin America

The Brazilian parliament is currently analysing a new law proposal that is intended to punish private commercial establishments associated with prostitution or trafficking in persons. The Law proposal 5742/13, by the deputy Guilherme Mussi, is considered another barrier in the affirmation of sex workers’ rights in Brazil.

10th June 2014 | Region: Latin America

(c) APROSMIG

5th June 2014 | Region: Latin America

As the World Cup 2014 in Brazil gets closer, several human rights violations against sex workers can be observed across the country. Current public policies related to sex work is being framed under anti-trafficking efforts and combatting sexual exploitation of children and adolescents, as part of the agreement between the Brazilian government and FIFA.

4th June 2014 | Region: Latin America

After several street protests against police illegal actions against sex workers in the city of Niteroi, state of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, on 31 May 2014 the sex worker-led NGO Davida, member of NSWP, organised a Daspu catwalk protest in front of the building where sex workers were arrested on 23 May 2014.

28th May 2014 | Region: Latin America

(c) Association Mulheres Guerreiras and Daspu

16th May 2014 | Region: Global, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), implemented a global project to identify and document best practices undertaken by sex workers in carrying out programmes related to sex work and HIV; to identify and document issues of sex workers and their access to HIV‑related treatment and the impact of free trade on this access; and to identify and document the impact of programmes relating to HIV directed at sex workers which fail to include a human rights‑based approach.

16th May 2014 | Region: Global, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), implemented a global project to identify and document best practices undertaken by sex workers in carrying out programmes related to sex work and HIV; to identify and document issues of sex workers and their access to HIV‑related treatment and the impact of free trade on this access; and to identify and document the impact of programmes relating to HIV directed at sex workers which fail to include a human rights‑based approach.

16th May 2014 | Region: Global, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Europe, Latin America, North America and the Caribbean

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), implemented a global project to identify and document best practices undertaken by sex workers in carrying out programmes related to sex work and HIV; to identify and document issues of sex workers and their access to HIV‑related treatment and the impact of free trade on this access; and to identify and document the impact of programmes relating to HIV directed at sex workers which fail to include a human rights‑based approach.