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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...

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,...

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...

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...

Are you an African sex worker coming to ICASA 2017? ASWA wants to hear...

Are you an African sex worker coming to ICASA 2017? ASWA wants to hear from you!  ASWA is keen to ensure meaningful participation, and visibility...

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,...

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...

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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