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Monthly Archives: October 2017

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

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.  

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

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

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

15th Sex Workers Academy Starts in Nairobi

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 of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) supported the concept

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