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ASWA finally gets registered in Kenya

After several years of seeking legal status, finally, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) has been granted registration as a Community Based Organisation by Kenya’s Ministry of East Africa Community, Labour and Social Protection. ASWA, the Pan African alliance of sex worker-led organisations, was formed in 2009 with an initial membership drawn from 10 African countries.

ASWA Executive Director bags Leadership Excellence Award at the 19th ICASA 2017

The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) Executive Director, Daughtie Ogutu is this year’s winner of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) Leadership Excellence Award. The award is given to a community activist in recognition of their outstanding contribution to the HIV and Aids response in Africa. The International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa- ICASA...

ASWA lights up Community Village at ICASA 2017 in Ivory Coast

Just like is the tradition, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is this year hosting the Sex Workers Networking Zone (SWNZ) at the International conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA). The event is being held at Sofitel Hotel Ivoire, in Abidjan. This year, ASWA is co-hosting the event with member and local organisation, Blety, which is a sex workers...

Grant opportunity for women-led sex worker organisations in Africa

Women-led sex workers groups in African can apply for the African Women’s Development Fund (AWDF) second round of grants. The grant is for eligible women-led and women’s rights groups and organisations in Africa and the Middle East. Under the Leading from the South initiative, AWDF aims to scale up its grantmaking and advocacy initiatives to promote women’s rights, amplify their...

Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court gives nod to sex workers’ march

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has quashed the decision by the country’s High Court barring the Sexual Rights Centre (SRC) in Bulawayo from holding a peaceful demonstration to highlight the gross violations sex workers face. In December 2015, the Police Commissioner of Bulawayo refused to grant a permit to the organisation to hold a march to observe the International Day...

The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) seeks five sex workers to join its Board of Directors

The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is looking for sex workers and nationals or residents of West, and Central Africa (Anglophone and Francophone) and Southern African (Anglophone and Lusaphone) who demonstrate commitment to human rights and social justice, advocacy for sex worker communities and have knowledge on and experience in Movement building and Networking. The 5 sex workers will join...

Soft spoken, but a fierce advocate for the rights of sex workers in South Africa

Lloyd Rugara migrated from Zimbabwe to South Africa in search of a better life for himself. However, his personal experiences and those of sex workers he interacted with pushed him into the forefront of activism. Rugara counts himself among dozens of relentless and tireless voices of the community How did you get involved with sex worker rights activism? What...

New campaign hopes to change attitude on sex work, gender identity and homosexuality

Do you have a story of a friend, family member, co-worker, community leader or teacher who has come to accept you for who you are? if so, your story could make all the difference. African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), Southern African Trans Forum (SATF) and the are working with the communications...

UN Trust Fund launches annual global call for proposals

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 21st grant cycle (2017). Civil society organisations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of three years. Proposals are invited under the following three programmatic areas: (1) Improving access for women...

Registration for ICASA Key Populations pre conference extended

The African Key Populations Network is pleased to announce a call for registration for participation in its Key Populations Pre-Conference at the International AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The Pre-Conference at this year's ICASA focuses on Young KPs and is dubbed: ‘Onto the African Map: Youth Key Populations and HIV.’ Goals The YKPs Pre-Conference sets...

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ASWA finally gets registered in Kenya

After several years of seeking legal status, finally, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) has been granted registration as a Community Based Organisation by...

ASWA Executive Director bags Leadership Excellence Award at the 19th ICASA 2017

The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) Executive Director, Daughtie Ogutu is this year’s winner of the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa...

ASWA lights up Community Village at ICASA 2017 in Ivory Coast

Just like is the tradition, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is this year hosting the Sex Workers Networking Zone (SWNZ) at the International...