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    Uganda: Sex workers call for swift action on rising cases of women murders

    Sex workers have raised alarm over the rising cases of murder and kidnapping of women in Uganda. In over one-year, more than 30 women have been brutally killed. According to Uganda Network for Sex Worker Organisations (UNESO), in 2017, 28 women were brutally murdered and an additional 10 have at least been killed this year. Several of these women were...

    Cameroon: Alarm over high mental health problems among FWS and MSM

    Researchers have raised a red flag over the state of mental health among Female Sex Workers (FWS) and Men who have sex with Men (MSM) in Cameroon. The situation is particularly grave for FWS also facing the highest HIV infection burden in the Central African country. The survey carried out in five regions of Cameroon shows that out of the total...

    Ethiopia: Sex worker group finds ways to survive tough funding rules

    The law says organisations must get 90 percent of their funding from domestic sources restricting external support. Ethiopia is considered as one of the most hostile countries for human rights groups. The country has repressive laws that severely restrict the activities of nongovernmental organisations, especially international ones. For example, the law on NGOs says that organisations must get 90 percent...

    Human trafficking complicates life for sex workers in Nigeria

    Sex workers are some of the easy targets of human traffickers in Nigeria. Poverty and collapse of law and order in Libya has made it easy for various gangs to sneak sex workers from various states of Nigeria to Europe, where various reports show they suffer gross human rights violations and abuse. Hundreds of others have died while attempting to...

    Media campaign hopes to address discrimination and violence against sex workers

    A media campaign aimed at changing and challenging societal attitude towards sex work, sexual orientation and gender identity has been launched in Southern Africa. The campaign involved sharing real-life stories of people across eight countries who are sex workers, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and how they have been accepted in the communities they live in. Dubbed as ‘Unheard Voices’, this initiative...

    Underage and legally under protected: The story of sexually exploited adolescents who sell sex in Kenya

    Sexually exploited adolescents who sell sex are more likely to have higher risk partners and less likely to use available health services compared to adult sex workers. Due to their age, sexually exploited adolescents who sell sex are biologically more vulnerable as compared to adults who sell sex thus worsening their health risks. This is according to a research by...

    ASWA is looking for a research consultant

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) seeks to recruit a research consultant to undertake an empirical study to consolidate evidence, data, and information on violence against sex workers in Africa under ASWA’s Meaningful Representation Dialogue and Advocacy (MRDA Plan) of the Key Populations Representation Evidence Advocacy for Change in Health programme (KP REACH) funded by the Global Fund to...

    Endangered: Albino sex workers in Zimbabwe living in fear

    (In this interview, the sex worker leader talks about the organisation, its work and the situation of sex work in their country.) They live and work in a country where discrimination, prejudice and violence are common for sex workers. It is worse for albino sex workers who are often abducted, trafficked and raped in the belief they are a cure...

    Why Nigeria sex workers prefer subtle but aggressive strategy on decriminalisation

    Boxed into a corner by unfair laws, sex workers in Nigeria have invested long hours of subtle diplomacy where they talk to aggressors such as law enforcers instead of protesting in the streets. They believe dialogue is the nerve of their advocacy. The leader of the country’s national movement, Amaka Enemo, explains why What does the law say on sex...

    17th Sex Worker Academy Africa hosts Liberia, Burkina Faso participants for the first time

    The 17th Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) has kicked off in Nairobi with 16 participants from three countries taking part. SWAA, which is a pioneer training programme in Africa, seeks to empower sex workers with a range of skills such as advocacy, movement building, policy and programme development and implementation through strengthening sex worker-led organisations and national networks. The Academy is...

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    Uganda: Sex workers call for swift action on rising cases of women murders

    Sex workers have raised alarm over the rising cases of murder and kidnapping of women in Uganda. In over one-year, more than 30 women...

    Cameroon: Alarm over high mental health problems among FWS and MSM

    Researchers have raised a red flag over the state of mental health among Female Sex Workers (FWS) and Men who have sex with Men...

    Ethiopia: Sex worker group finds ways to survive tough funding rules

    The law says organisations must get 90 percent of their funding from domestic sources restricting external support. Ethiopia is considered as one of the...
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