Fundación Margen was born the 12th of May of 1998, following the need to defend the human rights of sex workers persecuted by the security forces, especially during the period of military dictatorship in Chile. During that time, sex workers gathered at the Sagrado Corazón Parish, where Father Alfonso Baeza performed various calls for help. Once democracy was restored, abuse and violation of basic human rights did not cease. The audits were real abuses of police power against sex workers and the living standards of society in general were increasingly low. That’s why sex workers organized themselves to empower women in a vulnerable social condition, through a leadership that would support and enhance the capabilities and skills of each.
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