The Network of Women Sex Workers in Latin America and the Caribbean (RedTraSex) recently submitted a report, which collects their actions in the past two years within the framework of implementation of the project financed by the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.
RedTraSex’s regional project is focused on the defense and promotion of Human Rights. It also takes into account the problems of discrimination and criminalization associated with HIV and/or AIDS that Latin American sex workers face.
RedTraSex can be found in 15 countries of the region: Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Mexico and Dominican Republic. This project was aimed at taking actions to reduce HIV prevalence in the population of female sex workers in the region.
Through a virtual platform RedTradSex offers regional and subregional workshops as well as training, with the aim of creating leaders who can influence on public policies in their countries.
On the other hand, another objective of this great project is to raise awareness about the situation of sex workers and HIV, in order to fight stigma and discrimination. To meet this objective RedTraSex developed a guide of good practices in health services called “Put yourself in my shoes” This seeks to raise awareness among health interdisciplinary teams to ensure comprehensive care and response to specific needs of sex workers.