25 years since the Beijing Platform for Action flagged 12 areas of critical concern, WHRDs are fighting to advance our human rights and to ensure these rights are protected.
Colectiva Venus represents, in Front Line Defenders's campaign, the grassroots struggles for "Women and the economy", on their fight for equal rights for sex work in El Salvador. Sex worker rights are human rights!
A new emerging movement that fights to achieve empowerment of sex workers in El Salvador
Colectiva Venus is a network of sex worker rights defenders and community members working in two regions of El Salvador: Aguilares, San Salvador department, and Chalchuapa, Santa Ana department, both of which are removed from major cities and severely lack basic health and legal resources for sex workers. Colectiva Venus provides trainings and workshops for sex workers both in support groups and at their places of employment, covering topics including sexual health, human rights, access to justice, navigating the judicial system, and violence prevention.