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2nd June – International Sex Workers’ Day

Once again, in the International Sex Workers’ Day, we demand the end of discrimination, the recognition of our labor rights, and that no more women die or disappear in the hands of the patriarchal violence.

On 2nd June, 1975, more than 100 sex workers occupied the Saint-Nizier church in Lyon, France, to make their vulnerable situation public and demand for their rights and the end of the police persecution they suffered. Their movement spread throughout Europe, and since then, the date has been taken to keep on fighting for the recognition of sex work.

Sandra Figueroa, Susana Romero, Andrea Machado, Adriana Suarez, Débora Sily are only some of our comrades sex workers who have been murdered in recent years. Their brutal murders were planified in some cases. Their murderers were men who were partners, clients, members of the police.

Are sex workers more vulnerable to this violence? We believe that the stigma we face from part of this hypocritical society for offering sex services as our job makes our deaths less important. Besides, we live in a misogynist society in which a wife, a girlfriend, a female student is murdered every 31 hours just for being a woman, for defending her autonomy, for saying NO.

The violence we suffer does not only consist of murder and beating. The State inflicts violence on us when the judicial system dismisses our allegations of ill-treatment, when the police of Córdoba put us in jail for «scandal» or Article 45 of the Contraventional Code, when our basic labor rights, which would improve our lives, are ignored. That others speak in our name is also violence.

We invite everyone this Tuesday, 2nd June from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. to Plazoleta del Fundador, where there will be an event in which guests and sex workers will talk about all our work in the past 15 years of organization and fight.

We also endorse and join the massive and important demonstration that will start in Colón Avenue and Cañada at 5 p.m. We must be thousands demanding justice for our comrades and for all the women murdered or disappeared, as Yamila Cuello.

Not even one more death – Not One Less #NiUnaMenos

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AMMAR Córdoba (Argentina) are finally recognized as “Legal Person”

After almost two years of political struggle, having to justify up to the last detail, our compromise with a more just and equal society; the inspection of legal people has been acknowledged by Resolution 121 “A”/14 the Civil Association: AMMAR Córdoba.

In the past month of April, AMMAR Córdoba with the Clínica Jurídica de Interés Público Córdoba (CLIP ) presented a quick sentence to the minister of justice and human rights of the province, after the ruling by chamber 4 that had annulled the resolution of the judge in the first instance, the Dra. Bertossi De Lorenzati for the provincial appeal that was filed by the organization at the end of last year.

This news brings us great joy as this is a step towards the recognition of our sector, autonomous and organized sex workers. It has been 15 years that AMMAR Córdoba has been building people power. We are the advocates for the transformation of our present as well as our future, it is necessary that we are recognized as legal persons in order to face new challenges in the fight for our rights.

CONTACT:

Eugenia Aravena , Secretary General of AMMAR Cba (351) 152 158 223

Blanca Mendoza , Secretary of Health AMMAR Cba (351) 156 524 335

Maximiliano Campana, Advocate CLIP (351) 155 933 526

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Press Release. Justice for our comrade Natalia Suarez

Press Release. Justice for our comrade Natalia Suarez

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AMMAR inaugurates its Neighborhood Center for Comprehensive Health

AMMAR inaugurates its Neighborhood Center for Comprehensive Health

 

 

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7th March of the Hat “NO” to the outrageous Penalty Code

7th March of the Hat “NO” to the outrageous Penalty Code

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Stop police persecution. Respect our human rights. June 2nd

Stop police persecution. Respect our human rights. (pdf)

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Political Document March 8th

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Neither Victims nor Criminals: We Are Sex Workers

Neither Victims nor Criminals: We Are Sex  Workers (pdf)

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Statement Against the Bills that Criminalize Clients in Argentina

Statement Against the Bills that Criminalize Clients in Argentina (pdf)