In a historic event for RedTraSex, the agreement formalizing the work that the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and the Network are carrying out in the framework of the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and malaria (GF) was signed.
After an intensive morning of work between RedTraSex and IOM teams, RedTraSex Executive Secretary, Elena Reynaga, and Gabriela Fernandez, Chief of IOM Office Buenos Aires, materialized a step in the partnership between both organizations.
The project presented to GF in Round 10 by RedTraSex will count with the participation of IOM, who will be the main receiver, while the RedTraSex Executive Secretary will be responsible for implementing all planned activities.
“Getting to this point is very important to our Network, but also to the IOM, after many months of negotiation and debate”, said Reynaga, adding: “Beyond the GF project, we agreed with IOM in projecting other team works involving migrant sex workers women”.
Main strategies of the proposal are to improve and increase participation of sex workers women in the areas of decision making at local, national and regional levels in order to improve the design and implementation of public policies, generating synergy between the local and the regional.
It is also aim of this project expand the capacity and resources of working women’s organizations to increase the quality of their interventions, the coverage of the target population reached and the development of operational research in order to increase knowledge about the reality of sex work and HIV.
During the meeting it was agreed that during the next trips of RedTraSex Executive Secretary to the network organizations, visits to the respective offices of the IOM in the region will be included in her agenda, to start a closer job and awareness with the work of the sex workers network.