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What African sex workers want

There are basically three things African sex workers desire, and hope for Rather than looking at the ethical, religious or personal stances on sex work,...

Sex worker organising at CFCS VI

The 6th Changing Faces, Changing Spaces (CFCS) conference is currently underway, and African sex workers are part of this important regional convening. Organised by UHAI...

Finding unity in Uganda’s diverse sex workers’ movement: Profiling Shamillah Batte

For the next few months, ASWA will be highlighting the work of courageous African sex workers' rights activists across the continent. ASWA  is also...

March 1 is #ZeroDiscrimination Day

Every year, on March 1, the world celebrates #ZeroDiscrimination Day. The day is marked as a time to celebrate diversity, tolerance and inclusion of our...

ASWA mourns Omary Zullu (1987-2017)

RIP+ Omary Joseph Zullu (1987-2017). ASWA is joining the Tanzania sex workers' community in mourning the sudden death of Omary Joseph Zullu, a sex workers' rights...

African sex workers join Women’s March

Sex workers drawn from Kenya, and South Africa, joined the recently held Women's March that was marked globally on January 21, 2017. The Women's March was...

NSWP Board gets new African representative

The Global Network of Sex Work Project (NSWP) have announced the election of Gregory Brighton Kata, as one of the African representative to their...

Call for ASWA Advisory Committee Members

Call for ASWA Advisory Committee Members ASWA is the Pan-African alliance of sex worker-led groups that amplifies the voices of sex workers as well as...

ASWA to host 4 Sex Worker Academies Africa (SWAA) in 2017

ASWA to host 4 Sex Worker Academies Africa (SWAA) in 2017 The countries invited to attend the SWAA in 2017 are: Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali,...

The Red Umbrella Fund 2017 Global Call for Applications is now open!

ASWA encourages sex worker led organisations in Africa to apply for the Red Umbrella Fund grant call Is your group, organisation or network led by...

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Lala Maty on why she speaks for sex workers in Senegal

Lala Maty is an activist from Senegal. In this interview, she talks about her life, work and activism.   How did you become a defender of the...

Scholarships to attend ICASA 2017 now available

VIDEO: Key populations at ICASA 2015: Speech by ASWA director, DaughtieOgutu; GNP+ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3cKa_y7WIjA ASWA encourages sex workers, and other Key Populations to apply for the current...

The second episode of ‘Neko Weyogerere,’ the bi-monthly talk show by sex workers in...

The second episode of a radio show by Ugandan sex workers is out. The talk show highlights their work, and pass key messaging around HIV,...