Sex Work and Human Rights

The “UNTIL FOREVER” of the HETAIRAS

Message by Madrid-based sex worker-supporting, feminist human rights group Colectivo Hetaira 

Colectivo HetairaHetaira was born in Madrid on March 12 1995, as a collective aim to defend the rights of prostitutes. Today, 24 years later, we collectively decide that Hetaira is coming to an end. This is, without doubt, the most difficult announcement we have had to make in all these years of walking together. (…)

Those who know us well know that those who shape Hetaira will continue to work in the defence of human rights and for a feminism that listens and is next to the needs of our beloved street girls, of whom we continue to learn and of all the workers of the sex industry. You know that the only thing that today — as we write this extremely difficult “until forever” — makes us happy is knowing; that we will always be there. With you. And, although it seems like the end of a story, it is the opposite, this fight has just begun.”


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El estante de la Citi

INSIDE OF AN AIRPORT.

. Caye: My friend, who leaves because she wants to.

. Police: Excuse me?

. Caye: She leaves because she wants to, not because of anyone orders, to see her son.

. Police: Very good.

. Caye: Then nothing else.

(Princesas, by Fernando León de Aranoa).

Hetaira was born in Madrid on March 12 1995, as a collective aim to defend the rights of prostitutes. Today, 24 years later, we collectively decide that Hetaira is coming to an end. This is, without doubt, the most difficult announcement we have had to make in all these years of walking together.

Hetaira was born from the desire of a group of women (some prostitutes and others not) who, after meeting for two years before thinking about the strategies and needs of those who worked as prostitutes, and decided to take the step of renting a space…

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2 responses

  1. frossum2244

    The link doesn’t work, unfortunately.

    It says “advanced threat protection”

    Verzonden vanuit Mail voor Windows 10

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    Onderwerp: [New post] The “UNTIL FOREVER” of the HETAIRAS

    Matthias Lehmann posted: “”Until Forever” | Message by Madrid-based Colectivo Hetaira announcing the end of the sex worker-supporting feminist human rights collective after 24 years. Translation and copy editing by members of SWAT (Sex Workers + Allies Translate, Edit + Design). “

    April 29, 2019 at 11:53 am

    • What did you click on, please? I tried the links and they all work here, incl. “El estante de la Citi” and “View original post”.

      May 2, 2019 at 8:11 am

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