Our History

Our organization was created to stop human rights violations against us, sex workers, perpetrated by some state institutions and some conservative sectors of Bolivian society. First we organize in local groups, later we joined the national level. In this process, Oruro was established as the fundamental pillar of this joint: this is where the first protest marches were held. In December 2005, the First National Conference of Sex Workers was held in Oruro, during which we elected the first national directory of ONAEM, approved our lines of action and drafted statutes. In 2006 we held a second national meeting of sex workers leaders with representatives from 8 of the 9 departments of Bolivia. In the year 2009 we acquired the legal status and, from this moment, our organization has been fortifying increasingly, with more wide projects in favor of the defense of the human, labor, reproductive and sexual rights of the Sexual Bolivian Workers


Web: www.onaem.org.ar

Tel: +591 4 4255379

Evelia Yucra Asillo

Mail: bolivia1@redtrasex.org.ar

Verónica Perez

Mail: bolivia2@redtrasex.org.ar

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Evelia muestra orgullosa su nueva cédula de identidad
1/10/2012 - Bolivia
I am who I am
Fellow Evelia Yucra is the first female sex worker in Bolivia who achieved to include her profession in her identity card. This is a milestone for both sex workers and the country in recognizing the right of identity. (+)
24/08/2012 - Bolivia
Against racism and discrimination
ONAEM is part of the Committee against Racism and All Forms of Discrimination (Comité de Lucha contra el Racismo y Toda Forma de Discriminación) that will oversee the implementation of Law Nº45, which aims to eliminate racism in Bolivia. (+)
15/08/2012 - Bolivia
Jobs at risk
Due to the closing of night clubs, ONAEM members met with the Ombudsman, officials and police representatives to defend labor rights of female sex workers. (+)
Reunión de Dirección de Igualdad de Oportunidades con PVVS
7/08/2012 - Bolivia
Female sex workers, consulted
Fellows from ONAEM recognize that their work allowed them to be increasingly consulted by both politicians and other actors of civil society. (+)
21/05/2012 - Bolivia
For a fair Ordinance
Sex workers organized to evaluate Ordinance 4030/09 of the Municipality of Cochabamba and request amendments due to legal and technical loopholes. (+)

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