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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...

Yves Kgube: A pioneer of sex workers movement in Togo

 A human rights activist from Togo, Yves Kgube is the founder of AmaZones Women's Association, the first sex workers organisation in the West African...

Here is a chance for sex workers to showcase their creativity, talent

Hivos is seeking concept notes from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of content creators working on creative and cultural content production in East...

Uwingabe Hassna is working to move mountains for sex workers in her country, Rwanda

In this interview, the founder of Feminist Action Development Alliance (FADA), talks about life, work and activism. She has taken bold steps including reaching...

How to apply for the Red Umbrella Fund

  With the grant application deadline approaching, the Red Umbrella Fund has published easy ways for organisations to consider while applying for funding. According to the...

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...

Call for nominations for Fast Forward Award

Aidsfonds has announced a call for nominations for the Fast Forward Award. The winner will be presented on stage at ICASA 2017. They will...

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...

ASWA welcome participants from Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Kenya to the Sex Worker Academy...

ASWA welcome participants from Sierra Leone, Tanzania, and Kenya to the Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) which started on July, 3, and end on...

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...

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Soft spoken, but a fierce advocate for the rights of sex workers in South...

Lloyd Rugara migrated from Zimbabwe to South Africa in search of a better life for himself. However, his personal experiences and those of sex...

New campaign hopes to change attitude on sex work, gender identity and homosexuality

Do you have a story of a friend, family member, co-worker, community leader or teacher who has come to accept you for who you...

UN Trust Fund launches annual global call for proposals

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 21st grant cycle (2017). Civil society organisations are invited...