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    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...

    Fears of countrywide crackdown as police arrest over 200 sex workers in DR Congo

    Human Rights groups in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have criticised a controversial directive by the provincial authorities in Kinshansa that has spiked arrests and harassment of sex workers. The groups led by African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and Congolese Alliance for Human Rights Projects of Sex Work (ACODHU-TS) have called for release...

    Regional information workshop for sex workers held in Ivory Coast

       The Executive Director of Blety, Josiane Tety, during the meeting held in Abidjan.    Last week, the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation (ALCO) organised a regional information workshop for associations/networks of sex workers to discuss implementation of projects targeting Key Populations. Sex worker-led organisations from countries along the corridor (Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo, Nigeria and Ghana) were represented in the meeting. The two-day workshop...

    ASWA interim caretaker team ready to start work

    The process will be led by consultants hired to guide ASWA through the transition.   An interim nine-member team has been put in place to oversee the transition of African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). The Interim Care Taker Committee comprises of ASWA’s Executive Director, Daughtie Ogutu, and current two board co-chairs and five sex worker-led group leaders nominated by ASWA members from...

    Patrick Fotso, talks about the challenges of being in a grantmaking committee

    Recently, GrantCraft, a service of Foundation Center, interviewed Patrick Fotso, President of Alcondoms in Cameroon and who is also a member of the Red Umbrella International Steering Committee (ISC) on the challenges of grant-making. One key feature of the fund is the fact that the decision on which groups to fund is made by representatives within the community. Known as...

    One on one with Ethiopia’s NIKAT program coordinator on hopes for human rights work under new government

    Established in 2010, NIKAT Charitable, has overcome odds to become the only sex worker-led organisation in Ethiopia. The group’s work has been greatly hampered by oppressive government laws that bar organisations from getting financial support from external doors and doing advocacy on human rights. A regime change this year, has re-energised this sex worker-led group to serve its members....

    Sex workers use art to tell their stories

    One of the key aspects of the Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) is training on art and performance advocacy. This week, country teams from Kenya, The Gambia and Madagascar worked on art and performance advocacy projects. Country teams also created paintings to convey their advocacy messages. Art and performance advocacy seeks to diversify tools for advocacy. SWAA is a groundbreaking learning...

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    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...

    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...

    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...
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