Brigada Callejera (Brigada Callejera de Apoyo a la Mujer “Elisa Martínez”) is a non-governmental organisation that has been working with sex workers in Mexico since 1995. Brigada offers education and many other services to help sex workers find dignity in their work, and develop the skills to find other work. Brigada specialises in the defence of human rights and labour rights of sex workers.
Brigada Callejera helps sex workers form cooperatives and gain access to medical care, while distributing condoms and working to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS. Brigada also has a "board" (patronage) and "outside counsel" made up of specialists in health, public policy and journalism. One of its objectives is to promote community mobilisation of sex workers, its customers and partners against trafficking for sexual exploitation.
Address: Calle Corregidora 115-204, Col. Zona Centro, del. Venustiano Carranza, Distrito Federal, México 15100
Tel: +52 55 55427835
Facebook page: https://es-la.facebook.com/brigadacallejera/
PROS (Providing Resources, Offering Support) provides holistic services for sex workers and survivors of human trafficking. PROS is a grassroots initiative in Toronto, Ontario that combines legal, medical and social services with peer-lead initiatives to meet the needs of women and girls who are engaged in sex work or who have experienced trafficking for sexual exploitation. Programmes at the centre are non-partisan and non-denominational, and are committed to social change and innovation. Utilising a harm reduction approach, the organisation offers a continuum of services for women and girls engaged in sex work.
Address: 315 Dundas East Toronto Ontario M5A 2A2
Tel No: +4163387768
Safe Horizon is the nation’s leading victim assistance organization and serves over 350,000 people each year who have been touched by violence. Safe Horizon’s mission is to provide support, prevent violence, and promote justice for victims of crime and abuse, their families and communities. The Anti-Trafficking Program was established in 2001, to serve trafficked persons in the New York City metropolitan area and is one of the country’s largest providers to survivors of human trafficking. The Anti-Trafficking Program works to provide direct services such as shelter or housing referrals, crisis counseling, and legal assistance to trafficking victims. It also provides national training and community outreach, and operates the New York City Service Network for Trafficked Persons.
The Anti-Trafficking Program utilizes an intensive case management approach in providing direct services to trafficked persons. The Program regularly receives referrals from Federal law enforcement agencies, and service providers to coordinate and provide direct services.
Address: 50 Court Street, Ste 811, Brooklyn, NY 11201, USA
Tel: +1 718 943 8649/ 718 943 8644
Fax: +1 718 943 8653
FIRST is a coalition of feminists who have come together to support the rights of sex industry workers and advocate for the decriminalisation of adult sex work.
FIST is guided by the fundamental principle that sex industry workers should have equal benefit of the human rights protections that are available to all members of Canadian society.