In our work networking sex worker groups and projects from across Asia and the Pacific we work with sex workers who speak many languages and bring with them very diverse experiences of sex work, culture, HIV and Human Rights issues.
We are united in our demand for sex work to be recognised as work and for female, male and transgender sex workers to be treated as human beings and have our human rights respected.
In working across languages cultures we use art based methods and actions so we are working with a common goal- not divided by language or country. You can read about our cross cultural methods on http://www.apnsw.org in the section called Making Sex Work Safe.
To date we have around 400 dolls made by sex workers from 18 countries that carry messages of sex workers hopes, aspirations and demands for rights and respect. The dolls pictures here are just a sample of those made at the recent APNSW sex work and human rights summit in Phnom Penh, Cambodia in March 2007.
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