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    ASWA gets new Executive Director

      Grace Kamau has been appointed the new Executive Director of the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). A renowned activist, Grace will be taking over from Dorothy (Daughtie) Ogutu who has been in charge for the last 10 years. Daughtie’s term expires in March this year. Grace is currently the National Coordinator of Key Population Consortium in Kenya. She previously worked...

    Open call to apply for Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA)

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is delighted to announce 2019’s call for its ground breaking Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA). This year, there will be three academies spread out through out the year. The first SWAA will be held in the last week of April 2019. The Academy aims to empower and build the capacity of young, and emerging...

    Cameroon: Sex workers at crossroads as violence over language differences worsens

    Local and international human rights groups have raised concerns over ongoing and increasing gross violation of human rights of people living in the Anglophone region of Cameroon. Activists on the ground say the violence, which has been escalating for the last three years, has left the Anglophone region vulnerable and defenseless. Things have been made worse by fighting between government soldiers...

    Re-advertisement: Call for nominations to ASWA board

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is  seeking nominees for its board.  A nine-member ASWA board will be elected to reflect regional, gender identity and diversity as follows: - Two slots Eastern Africa Two slots Southern Africa – English and Portuguese speaking Two slots West Africa – English and French speaking members Two slots Central Africa Nominees should submit a letter of motivation, a...

    Worrying increase in crackdown and arrest of sex workers in several countries in Africa

    There has been an increase in crackdown and arrest of sex workers in several countries across Africa. Several countries have launched initiatives to ‘bring back African morals and values’. For the last three months, over 300 sex workers in Tanzania, Democratic Republic Congo (DRC), Angola, South Sudan and Burundi have reportedly been arrested. Raids and abuse by police officers are reportedly...

    Sex workers in Ethiopia still chained by repressive NGO law despite ongoing political changes

    Since taking over power as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister in April this year, Abiy Ahmed, has made sweeping changes that have earned him the tag of a reformist. One of his first visible acts internationally was to restore diplomatic relationships with forthwith rivals, Eritrea. He also visited Somalia once considered a frosty neighbour, something that led to decades of border war. Before...

    Call for applications for the position of ASWA Executive Director

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is  seeking applications for the position of the Executive Director (ED). The role of  the ED  will be to report to the ASWA board and to also oversee all aspects of the running of the organisation including but not limited to management of the operations, human resources, financial and program departments. The ED is the...

    19th Sex Worker Academy Africa underway in Nairobi

    17 sex workers from three countries in Africa are gathering in Nairobi for the 19th Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) in Nairobi. Participants are drawn from Mali, Swaziland and Kenya. In a weeklong training, participants will be taken through sessions aimed at building skills and knowledge to influence policy and service delivery in their countries. The goal of the Academy...

    African Union council dims hope for sex workers’ engagement with rights commission

      A pronouncement by the African Union Executive Council will make it impossible for sex worker-led organisation to engage the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) directly. It will also make reporting human rights violations among sex workers and Key Populations difficult. The Executive Council through Decision 1015 places restrictions and barriers for civil society organisations’ access to ACHPR. Among the...

    ASWA call for applications for an independent consultant for Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA)

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is looking for an independent consultant to conduct an evaluation of our regional community development and capacity strengthening programme, the Sex Worker Academy Africa popularly referred to as SWAA Academy. The SWAA aims to strengthen the sex workers’ rights movement across Africa, through building the capacity of sex workers to engage in policy and programme...

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    ASWA gets new Executive Director

      Grace Kamau has been appointed the new Executive Director of the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). A renowned activist, Grace will be taking over...

    Open call to apply for Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA)

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is delighted to announce 2019’s call for its ground breaking Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA). This year, there will...

    Cameroon: Sex workers at crossroads as violence over language differences worsens

    Local and international human rights groups have raised concerns over ongoing and increasing gross violation of human rights of people living in the Anglophone...
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