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South Africa launches first ever book for clients of sex workers

In yet another milestone in advocacy, South Africa is set to launch the first health and safety handbook designed specifically for clients of sex workers on September 19. The purpose of the handbook, a project of Sonke Gender Justice, is to create a safe space for sex workers and their clients to discuss and agree on their business. Its content...

Meet Kenya’s tireless advocate for access to quality health care for sex workers in Kenya

Brandon Kimani has been an ambassador for PrEP and ensures those from the key population access quality services at a clinic run by LVCT Health where he works How did you become involved with sex worker rights activism? What issues or people inspired you? My personal experiences as a sex worker pushed me to activism. As a sex worker, I had...

Sex work,money and the law: In South Africa the rands in your pocket could land you in jail

Where did you get your last R100 note? Where did you spend it? Do you know the journey of where your money came from, and where it goes? Our money connects us in more ways than we think. Sometimes it connects us, but sometimes it is used against us. This is the case for sex workers in South Africa, which...

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 out to politicians as her organisation pushes towards decriminalisation of sex work How did you become involved with sex worker rights activism? What issues or people inspired you? In Rwanda, the governance structure is in such a...

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 country. In this interview, the sex worker leader talks about his life, work and activism. How did you become involved with sex worker rights activism? What issues or people inspired you? My activism on LGBTI issues enabled...

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 organisation’s Programme Associate, Dennis van Wanrooij, the hints breakdown the requirements in the application process. In the past, some sex worker-led organisations have said they did not understand the process. Among the hints to the applicants is...

Call for more funding to sex worker-led organisations

Donors should increase funding to sex worker-led organisations to improve support for their work. This call comes amid reports that the global amount of grant making invested in sex worker health and rights organisations is small, and that the vast majority of financial support comes in the form of HIV prevention funding. There have been concerns that most funders have been...

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 rights of sex workers? What inspired you? For a long time, matters concerning sex workers were handled by health professionals and the government. They made all the important decisions concerning the lives of sex workers....

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 call for scholarships to attend ICASA 2017 African sex workers and other Key Populations groups, can now apply for scholarships to attend the 19th International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA), to...

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

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, and human rights. The show known as ‘NEKO WEYOGERERE’ (Sex workers speak out) is a bi-monthly, and seeks to give sex workers a forum where they can express themselves openly. The show features guests speaking on...

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