HOPS: Promoting Sex Worker Rights in Macedonia

from “Sex Workers Rights in Macedonia: You Must Know About Me” by HOPS & Witness
In Macedonia, as throughout the world, sex workers are pushed to the margins of society by a combination of prejudice, discrimination, and violence. Yet, the fact that a person sells sexual services cannot be used as justification for the denial of their fundamental rights, to which all human beings are entitled.
“You Must Know About Me” is a first-hand account of sex workers’ experiences and aspirations off and on the streets. While dealing with harassment and violence from clients, pimps, and the police, sex workers strive to counter hostile public attitudes by speaking out and fighting for their rights. The video calls for zero tolerance of violence against sex workers and the coordinated response of institutions to the actual needs of sex workers. (6:09 min.-2009)

Other Works

Sex Worker Open University 2011
Interview: Laxsmi Tripathi, hijra & sex worker rights activist
Red Umbrella Diaries (trailer)
Mutantes: Punk Porn Feminism

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