Our association is formed by sexual workers in activity and ex sexual workers that began to organize themselves to improve quality of life for all women. We obtained legal status in 2001. La Sala is located in one of the working areas of San Jose, Costa Rica, and is a place to share, relax, learn, ask for information and get derivations to other health services.
Through the project La Sala, we were able to sensitize the population, which is very important. It was no easy. There have been many instances and many organizations have been sensitized about sex workers. We have gained the support of organizations such as the Central American Social Integration Secretariat (Secretaría de la Integración Social Centroamericana - SISCA) and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR), and many others. We have also sensitized the Costa Rican media to pay more attention to the problems of the sector.
Nubia Ordoñez Ugalde - Tel.: +506 2 2586425
Grettel Quiros Pastrana - Tel.: +506 2 2228201