OTRAS Works for and with sexworkers regardless gender, race, class, religión or orientation. For us, any kind of sex work is work, from full service, webcam, porn performers, massagists, etc. OTRAS is the first legal and registered Labor Union for sex workers in Spain.
OTRAS has been created and lead by sexworkers. Responsibility and decisión making positions, such as the Executive Commission are fully covered by current and former sexworkers.
OTRAS in particular faces the challenge of its own survival. Since it became public, our Union is under attack of the Spanish Government as it doesn't consider sex work as unionizable. Like anywhere in the world, sexworkers from OTRAS face stigmatization, criminalization due to municipal bylaws and terrible working conditions when working for thirth parties.
In OTRAS we are aware that intersectionality is absolutely crucial for understanding better and try to tackle more effectively the issues we face, that's why trans and migrant sexworkers have a main role in our organization. We have strong alliances with migrant and LGBTQI+ collectives in Spain.