Last month sex workers and members of civil society organisations from seven Caribbean countries met in Port of Spain for a Caribbean Sex Worker Coalition Meeting. Over two days they hammered out a two-year agenda to address the human rights and health needs of regional sex workers. They also secured funding commitments from the United Nations system for their work plan. And they shared their stories. Their accounts give insight into the realities of Caribbean socio-economics, sexuality and gender relations that led them into sex work. And they are straightforward about the highs and lows of selling sex for a living. During March Express Woman will tell their tales. We begin with the story of a veteran street-based sex worker from Guyana, Passion.
"The first time a young girl has sex for money it is addictive," she says. "You have to be real strong to stop."
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