Who we are?
ROZKOŠ bez RIZIKA, z. s. (further only R-R) is a non-profit private company founded 1992. File mark: L 1833 filed with the Regional Court in Brno, registered on 1 January 2014.
Our mission is to improve the position of sex workers across the society and to prevent and lower possible risks related to sex work. Via such prevention, we contribute to protect also the public health of the Czech Republic population.
Our target group – who do we work with
The target group are mainly sex workers and women who consider or have been engaged in sex business in their live and solve the difficulties related to this work.
- to reduce the risks for particularly vulnerable groups of people (who may be of different nationalities and ethnic groups), especially women who are providing paid sex services, and other people in the prostitution scene endangered by risky lifestyles, not only by risky sexual behavior;
- empower our clients to establish their own limits and boundaries when working in sex business as well as in personal life;
- enforce the rights of women providing paid sexual services (sex workers);
- promote respect towards women who provide paid sexual services and avoid stigmatization connected to this type of work
- for more about our services please check “Co nabízíme?”
Our main core values
R-R employees are obeying the R-R ethical codex and the following principles.
The principle of respect and non-judgement
R-R employees do not judge their clients. They respect a woman’s decision to work in sex business and also her lifestyle. R-R considers prostitution/sex work as a job.
The principle of empowerment
It means to empower clients to create their own limits and boundaries both in their professional and personal lifes (the principles of professionalism in the sex business, i.e. what types of services does woman want to or doesn´t want to provide).
Free of charge principle
Social services including R-R therapeutic services are free of charge. Particular kinds of testing (such as HIV and Syphilis tests) are provided free of charge to all of our clients, regardless of their insurance company type.
The principle of anonymity and low-threshold treatment
R-R social services are provided anonymously on demand, such as HIV test. Clients don´t have to provide no additional personal data but those that are formally necessary for dealing with their situation and providing the service. Social services are provided on the low-threshold treatment principle and therefore the client does not have to provide us any ID. Personal data, including health insurance card, are being required according to applicable R-R rules, e.g. for the purpose of health services provided by R-R counseling centers.
The principle of confidential communication
R-R employees agree to stay confidential, and the organization ensures to protect of clients’ personal and sensitive data in accordance with applicable laws. These data are not being given out to the third parties without the clients´consent (only in case of exceptions provided by law or with prior consent of the client).
The principle of voluntariness and autonomy
The client does not have to use all of the R-R services, she chooses which services in what extent to use. R-R employees do not want the client to become dependent on the service, contrarily, they aim for her independence like offer the client some possibilities how to solve difficult situation, respects the client’s decision. The actual act of changing the social situation is entirely in the hands of the client.
The principle of individual approach
The employees access each potential or existing client individually, i.e. identifies her specific needs, and on the basis of these findings, discusses the objectives of the cooperation with the client – what types of services the client wants to draw and how it can help. The employee communicates with the client the way, the client understands properly. If necessary, the particular interpreter may be provided.
The principle of the right to complain and to express feedback on the services on provided services
The organization respects the rights of the clients. Clients are informed about their rights and obligations and also about the possibility of giving feedback or expressing complaints.
The principle of target group work environment advantage
R-R employees respect that women working in sex business are usually at work at the time of using R-R services. Therefore they base the provision of services on the client’s time availability and adapt it accordingly. Operation time for fieldwork is adjusted to the target group working rhythm, women are being contacted specially during the afternoon, evening and night hours.
The principle of providing services in a safe environment of the R-R centers
Professional social counseling services are provided in the R-R counseling centers where we try to ensure a safe environment and privacy to meet the individual needs of women. Only women have access to these centers. The opening hours of the center are tailored to the working rhythm of the target group – the centers are open mainly in the afternoon and evening hours. Services might be also provided on demand out of the opening hour prior to previous phone call.
The principle of availability of counseling services
R-R seeks to provide accessible advisory services also to women who do not want or cannot get in touch with R-R services directly (at the counseling center or in the field program service) by providing also online counseling. The scope of advisory services is nationwide. You can find the R-R internet counselling at www.poradna-rr.cz
The scope of work of the organization in the Czech Republic
The Streetwork programs are provided in 12 regions of the Czech Republic (we do not operate in the Plzeň and Karlovy Vary regions) – the service is provided in the sex business scene (clubs, private homes, outdoor locations, etc.). It can also be provided in a mobile ambulance.
Professional social counseling is operating nationwide – it is provided in the R-R Counselling Centers in Prague, Brno, Ostrava, and České Budějovice.
Legal counseling is provided within the scope of field programs in 12 regions, the R-R Counselling Centers and the R-R Internet Counselling.
Health services are part of the range of services offered by the field programs services range (12 regions) and women can use the services in one of the doctor’s offices of the Counseling Centers R-R (Prague, Brno, Ostrava, České Budějovice).
List of regions of R-R operation:
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