What the 100% Condom Use Program looks like with sex worker involvement

19/10/2012 at 10:53 Leave a comment

Indonesia : Inspired by Bunga Seroja, a self-funded sex worker organisation in Yogyakarta.  They managed to negotiate with local authorities and healthcare providers to the extent that

  • police don’t hassle them, ie. no raids
  • sex workers can access STI testing 2 times a week
  • VCT every 3 months.

All 400 sex workers in the area are required to sign the following agreement:

  • 100% condom use (the mummy’s of each brothel check the bin for condom when client leaves)
  •  they do not take school going adolescents in uniforms 
  • no clients under age 19.

If  found to contravene agreement, they are not allowed to work for a period of time while they undergo peer counseling.

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