Kemal Ördek

Europe, Middle East

Kemal Ördek
Kemal Ördek is a long-term LGBTI and sex workers' rights defender from Turkey. They have managed projects on sexual and reproductive health and rights of LGBTI people and sex workers, monitoring and documenting violence against trans sex workers, advocacy campaigns for the adoption of hate crimes and anti-discrimination laws in Turkey as well as a law and policy reform around sex work in Turkey. Kemal has served on the Steering Commitee of Transgender Europe and the SWAN Foundation for the Human Rights of Sex Workers in CEECA and worked for the Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) as a consultant. Kemal is currently the director of the sex workers' rights NGO - Red Umbrella Sexual Health and Human Rights Association - in Turkey and manages projects in collaboration with the UNFPA Turkey as well as other donors/institutions on sex workers and trans people's issues.