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    Sex worker-led organisations find creative ways to combat violence against members

    Sex worker-led organisations have found creative ways to combat violence against members. Sex workers experience violence from police, authorities, health and social services, as well...

    New security application for sex workers

    A trip and interactions with sex workers in Nairobi has inspired the development of a security application that could help save many from danger...

    SWAA training ends with call to decriminalise sex work

    African governments should move first to decriminalise sex work to reduce stigma and discrimination that sex workers face. This is a call from the just...

    He raped and then stabbed me: Refugee sex workers in Uganda recount tales of...

    They run away from their countries to seek safety, however, they are far from safe. They have endured more violence than they ever imagined....

    Lived realities of sex workers in Cameroon

    Sex workers in Cameroon have raised alarm over increasing cases of arrests and harassment by police. According to Patrick Fotso, the President of Alcondoms, an...
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    ASWA Documentary to be screened at New York sex workers’ film festival

    An extract from the documentary Raising Red Umbrellas in Africa, a documentary detailing the sex work movement, and initial organising, that led to the formation...

    Mali sex workers caught between jihadis’ and government bullets

    Continued fighting between rebels in north and central regions Mali and government troops has left sex workers and their children exposed to death and violence. The...

    What African sex workers want

    By Denis Nzioka There are three things sex workers desire, and hope for Rather than looking at the ethical, religious or personal stances on sex...

    Why Bad Black stands up for trans women sex workers in Uganda

    She counts herself among the veterans in the sex workers movement in her county. This is perhaps the reason her friends named her after...

    Call for nominations to the 2018 Sex Worker Academy Africa

    This year, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) will host four Sex Worker Academies Africa (SWAA). The first academy is scheduled for March, 2018 with...

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    One on one with Ethiopia’s NIKAT program coordinator on hopes for human rights work...

    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...

    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,...

    Sex worker academy kicks off with another milestone

     Participants from Samaritans Women Association in Madagascar.     The 18th Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) has kicked off in Nairobi with 18 sex workers from Kenya,...
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