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Monthly Archives: August 2018

New Campaign Hopes to Change Attitude on Sex Work, Gender Identity and Homosexuality

Do you have a story of a friend, family member, co-worker, community leader or teacher who has come to accept you for who you are? if so, your story could make all the difference. African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), Southern African Trans Forum (SATF)

DR Congo: Sex Worker-led Groups Make Major Step Towards Inclusion in Global Fund Country Coordination Team

Sex worker-led groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo say they have been side lined in key programs supported by the Global Fund in their country. They say sex workers and other Key Populations have barely been involved in their country’s Global Fund Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM). Country Coordinating Mechanisms are national committees in each

Message From ASWA’s Executive Director and Board Co-chairs

ASWA Executive Director, Daughtie Ogutu and ASWA Board Co-chairs, Modeste Mambo and Beyonce Karungi have issued a joint communiqué highlighting the progress made towards resolving the current governance issues facing the organisation. In a meeting held recently at the ASWA offices in Nairobi with advice from two consultants tasked with guiding the organisation navigate through

ASWA Trains Sex Workers to Advance Advocacy to African Commission

Sex worker-led groups in Africa will take the campaign for decriminalisation and other human right concerns to the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights. This resolve comes after a second training by the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) last week on how to engage with regional and international human rights mechanisms. Sex workers say

ASWA Salutes Former Board Member, Allan Maleche, For Winning Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award

We, the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) wish to convey our congratulatory message to our former board member, Mr Allan Achesa Maleche, for winning the prestigious Elizabeth Taylor Human Rights Award at the recently concluded International AIDS Conference (AIDS2018) in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Read the full statement here: ASWA congratulates Allan Maleche.

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