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