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Monthly Archives: November 2017

Zimbabwe’s Supreme Court Gives Nod to Sex Workers’ March

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe has quashed the decision by the country’s High Court barring the Sexual Rights Centre (SRC) in Bulawayo from holding a peaceful demonstration to highlight the gross violations sex workers face. In December 2015, the Police Commissioner of Bulawayo refused to grant a permit to the organisation to hold a march

Soft-spoken, But a Fierce Advocate For The Rights of Sex Workers in South Africa

Lloyd Rugara migrated from Zimbabwe to South Africa in search of a better life for himself. However, his personal experiences and those of sex workers he interacted with pushed him into the forefront of activism. Rugara counts himself among dozens of relentless and tireless voices of the community How did you get involved with sex

UN Trust Fund Launches Annual Global Call For Proposals

The United Nations Trust Fund to End Violence against Women is accepting applications for its 21st grant cycle (2017). Civil society organisations are invited to submit grant proposals for a minimum of US$50,000 up to a maximum of US$1 million for a period of three years. Proposals are invited under the following three programmatic areas:

Call For Nominations For Fast Forward Award

Aidsfonds has announced a call for nominations for the Fast Forward Award. The winner will be presented on stage at ICASA 2017. They will also be funded to travel to AIDS2018, and have a chance to win the 2018 Fast Forward Award. Eligibility: Organisations must be an Aidsfonds/RCNF partner (Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund) that receives

Registration for ICASA Key Populations Pre-conference Extended

The African Key Populations Network is pleased to announce a call for registration for participation in its Key Populations Pre-Conference at the International AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The Pre-Conference at this year’s ICASA focuses on Young KPs and is dubbed: ‘Onto the African Map: Youth Key Populations and HIV.’

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

Donors Urged to Prioritize Safety and Security Programmes For KP-led Organizations

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

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