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    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 Africa. The funding support is geared towards supporting independent content production as a way of contributing to more independent, self-sufficient initiatives that reach larger audiences. This open call is directed at initiatives currently based in Kenya,...

    Donors urged to prioritise safety and security programmes for KP-led organisations

    Donors supporting programmes and projects by sex worker-led organisations and other Key Populations in Africa should urgently include safety and security in their thematic funding areas to address disruption of HIV programming, which is on the rise in the continent. This call was made at a recent joint workshop in Nairobi hosted by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the LINKAGES...

    The Commonwealth Foundation call for proposals

      Sex worker led-organisations can now apply for grants from the Commonwealth Foundation, an international organisation established by Heads of Government. The main objective of the grant is to support projects that strengthen organisations so that they can hold government to account, be more involved in policy making process and shape public discourse on key issues affecting their communities. The Foundation also...

    17 years as a sex worker activist and still counting

    (In this interview, the sex worker leader talks about their life, work and activism.)  Imaobong Abraham Udoh is perhaps one of the most seasoned sex worker activists in Nigeria having been in the movement for the last 17 years. Pat Abraham, as she is fondly known, is the coordinator Of Ohotu Diamond Women Initiative, an organisation for sex workers.   How and...

    ASWA’s first Champions Programme for sex workers kicks off

    A selected group of leaders of sex worker-led organisations are receiving training to familiarise them with regional and international human rights mechanisms to enhance their ability to engage effectively with these mechanisms. After the training, the leaders are expected to champion the visibility of sex workers in continental and international platforms especially the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights...

    Sex Workers Academy holds 15th graduation

    Eighteen activists from different countries graduated from the Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) at a ceremony held in Nairobi on October 11, 2017. This was the 15th graduation since the inception in 2014. To date, over 200 activists have been awarded certificates of competence. The Academy brings together sex workers’ national teams from across Africa to develop organising skills, learn best...

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

    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 at the 2017 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) to be held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, from 4-9 December, 2017.  Therefore, we are keen to engage with African sex workers who will...

    15th Sex Workers Academy starts in Nairobi

      Members of Nikat Charitable Association in Ethiopia, are some of the participants in the academy.   The 15 Sex Workers Academy, Africa (SWAA) has kicked off in Nairobi. Sixteen participants from three Africa countries; Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Kenya, are taking part in a one week training programme. The academy, is an African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) initiative, implemented by Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA). The Global Network...

    Thank you message from Daughtie Ogutu –ASWA Executive Director

    I sincerely would like to thank each and every one who contributed towards my eye treatment. Your kindness and generosity has really touched my heart, the amount of support to my children and I has moved me beyond measure. The calls and texts and prayers we received every day since has been overwhelming and given me the motivation and...

    ASWA adds voice to global call for safe and legal abortion

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) has added its voice to the global call for access to safe and legal abortion. ASWA is among 285 organisations that have signed a joint statement to the UN Human Rights Council, which is currently holding its 36th session in New York, US, calling for an end to criminalisation of abortion by governments around the...

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    Despite some democratic strides, sex workers in Ethiopia still chained by NGO act

    Since taking over power as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister in April this year, Abiy Ahmed, has made sweeping changes that have earned him the tag...

    Call for applications for the position of ASWA Executive Director

    The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is  seeking applications for the position of the Executive Director (ED). The role of  the ED  will be to...

    19th Sex Worker Academy Africa underway in Nairobi

    17 sex workers from three countries in Africa are gathering in Nairobi for the 19th Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) in Nairobi. Participants are drawn...
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