In Tajikistan life is quite challenging for sex workers, particularly for those living with HIV. But many do not have of a passport or any official registration and, therefore, have no access to treatment.
I am very happy with my job at Dignity, because I want to support people like myself.
This work really gives me the feeling that I am needed.
But even within my own community, sometimes I am confronted with discrimination – because I am living with HIV.
Some girls inform my clients about my status, and then I earn less.
Sex workers, women and men, and LGBT people are welcome in Dignity’s drop-in centre.
We offer temporary, safe accommodation, hot food, and a shower.