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Monthly Archives: March 2018

New Security Application For Sex Workers

A trip and interactions with sex workers in Nairobi has inspired the development of a security application that could help save many from danger especially in Africa where cases of violence have increased. The application known as Artemis’ Umbrella, makes it possible for sex workers to alert their friends when they are in trouble. With

SWAA Training Ends With Call to Decriminalise Sex Work

African governments should move first to decriminalise sex work to reduce stigma and discrimination that sex workers face. This is a call from the just concluded 16th Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA), that brought together 18 participants from sex worker-led organisation in South Africa, Angola and Kenya. Criminalisation of sex work continues to subject sex

He Raped and Then Stabbed Me: Refugee Sex Workers in Uganda Recount Tales of Violence

They run away from their countries to seek safety, however, they are far from safe. They have endured more violence than they ever imagined. Some have been raped by their clients, others now have disabilities and yet others are nursing various sexually transmitted diseases. This is the story of women who fled war mainly from

Lived Realities of Sex Workers in Cameroon

Sex workers in Cameroon have raised alarm over increasing cases of arrests and harassment by police. According to Patrick Fotso, the President of Alcondoms, an advocacy organisation for sex workers and LGBT persons, more than 10 sex workers have been arrested in the last two months for what police termed as ‘loud arguments on the

ASWA Documentary to be Screened at New York Sex Workers’ Film Festival

An extract from the documentary Raising Red Umbrellas in Africa, a documentary detailing the sex work movement, and initial organising, that led to the formation of the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) will be among the films to be screened at Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance in New York. The ASWA documentary will be the only one

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