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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...

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...

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...

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,...

Despite rising hostilities in Tanzania, Clara refuses to be silenced

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

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...

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UHAI-EASHRI calls for more support to sex workers in DR Congo

More resources are needed to support and build a strong sex workers movement in DR Congo, a recent report has recommended. According to UHAI-EASHRI, an...

Shaun Zukwelihle Bibi on why he became a sex worker and rights activist

(In this interview, the sex worker leader talks about his life, work and activism). He was abused and taken to healers to cure him of...

ASWA hosts HIVOS for talks on KP Reach Programme

The HIVOS Regional team that includes Blessing Madziyanike, Chivuli Ukwimi, Regis Tafadzwa with ASWA staff. On September 13, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) hosted...