ASWA advocates for African sex workers to be rights-bearers

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights outlines rights for all including sex workers.

Introduction

On October 24, 1945, The United Nations (UN) was formed, moments after the end of World War II to foster peace globally and save the world from the catastrophe of global conflict. Thereafter United Nations global representatives officially validated and espoused the Universal Declaration of Human Rights on December 10, 1948.Presently there exists 193 member states of the UN, of which all have signed to agree with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

It is the most relatable and accepted global human rights document ever found  defining  the 30 fundamental rights which are the foundation for global democracy.

ASWA is an African sex workers’ rights movement whose cause is to endlessly advocate for sex workers rights. We are backed and supported by the principles and legal protections enshrined in UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and other international human rights treaties  to transform sex workers—who are among the most marginalized and stigmatized communities in the Africa—into rights bearers in the African discourse.

To this end, ASWA has continued to work tirelessly to highlight the violations of sex workers rights which lead to towering violence on the African sex workers. Read more on the study ASWA undertook to depict violence on the African sex workers here:

ASWA has also engaged in the decriminalization of sex work. Read the decriminalization policy brief here:

Read the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights here:

And also the simplified form here:

United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights in a simplified form. 

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