Colectivo HETAIRA, Madrid

Name of association/service provider

Colectivo HETAIRA, Madrid


C/ Fuencarral, 18, 4ºF, Madrid
28004, Madrid, Spain
> View the map


91 523 2678


91 523 2678

Working days and hours

Morning Afternoon Night
From To From To From To
monday 15:00 19:00
tuesday 15:00 19:00
wednesday 15:00 19:00
thursday 15:00 19:00

Type of organisation


Types of services offered

  • Health
  • Legal Advice
  • Social

Cost of services

  • Free

Services provided to

  • sex workers
  • transgender
  • women
  • Mainly to sex workers, but occasionally to family members and friends of sex workers

Nature of services

  • Confidential
  • Registration with initials or nickname
  • Registration with true identity
  • Depending of the case, the real name is required. Otherwise the working or artist name is used.

Where do you offer your services

  • Counselling Centre
  • Mobile unit
  • Outreach
  • Occasionally clubs

Available professionals

  • Cultural Mediators

Professionals in place

  • Legal Advisers
  • Outreach Workers
  • Peer Educators
  • Psychologists
  • STI/HIV Specialists
  • Sex Workers as advisers
  • Social Assistants
  • Social Workers
  • Sociologist, journalist, social worker, and nurse assistant

Languages spoken in your services

  • English
  • French
  • Italian
  • Spanish

Multilingual information materials

  • Arabian
  • Bulgarian
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Portuguese
  • Rumenian
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Health services provided

  • Abortion
  • Condoms + safe sex materials
  • Contraception
  • Counselling Hepatitis B + C
  • Counselling Urgent Exposition HIV
  • Counselling gender identity
  • General Health
  • Gynaecology
  • HIV Counselling before and after Testing
  • HIV Prevention and Health Promotion (Information + Advise)
  • Hormones therapy
  • Mental Health

Social services provided

Legal advice provided

Are STI tests mandatory?



HETAIRA started in 1995, on the initiative of a group of women, some engaged in prostitution, others not.     
At that time, there was a need to organise, to combat the social stigma attached to sex workers and to claim their rights, for example, to work in peace, to organise themselves, to join trade unions, etc., and to make sure that they had the same rights as other women.     

This struggle continues until today. HETAIRA is engaged in Spain and in Europe in campaigns and activities for the human rights of sex workers.