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 activist. The late Omary was the M&E Officer for KBH Sisters, a sex worker led organisation in Tanzania. KBH Sisters are also members of ASWA. According to Habiba Hashim of
Call for ASWA Advisory Committee Members ASWA is the Pan-African alliance of sex worker-led groups that amplifies the voices of sex workers as well as advocates for the health and human rights of the diverse community of sex workers working and living in Africa. It was formed in 2009 and is currently based in Nairobi,
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 a worldwide protest in support of women’s rights and other causes including immigration reform, health care reform, protection of the natural environment, LGBTQ rights, racial justice, freedom of religion, and workers’ rights.
The Global Network of Sex Work Project (NSWP) have announced the election of Gregory Brighton Kata, as one of the African representative to their Board. NSWP exists to uphold the voice of sex workers globally and connect regional networks advocating for the rights of female, male, and transgender sex workers. ASWA is part of this global network.
ASWA to host 4 Sex Worker Academies Africa (SWAA) in 2017 The countries invited to attend the SWAA in 2017 are: Benin, Ethiopia, Kenya, Mali, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. ASWA members in these countries are asked to consult among sex worker organizations in their countries and collectively nominate 6 sex workers
Dear Members, Partners, Friends, and Allies of the African Alliance of Sex Workers ASWA, while hoping that the year has started on the right track! As a pan-African alliance of organizations led by sex workers, we would like to bring to your attention the updating of work in progress at the beginning of the year.