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Congolese sex workers face death, rape and sexual violence

Congolese sex workers face death, rape and sexual violence ASWA is in solidarity with sex-workers organisations HODSAS and UMANDE in DR Congo to STRONGLY CONDEMN the recent violence against sex workers in the Democratic Republic of  Congo. On the 16th of September 2020, three sex workers (Jeanette, Bahati and Mugoli)  in Kavumu in the territory

Sex Worker Pride 2020

Sex Worker Pride 2020 In 2019, ASWA’s main partner NSWP inaugurated Sex Workers Pride which is held on 14th September annually to showcase sex workers’ own ability to self-organize and also foster recognition and inclusion in all health and rights response. It also depicts the gains which have been accomplished by the sex workers as

Kholi Buthelezi: Why I fight for decriminalisation of sex work

I am passion driven, a team player and the love for the work I do keeps me going. In addition, the sex worker movement brings together people who advocate for the same common goal. I put myself into people’s shoes in anything I do. This is important in understanding the community you with. Sisonke, South

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

AIDS 2020: Virtual

The 23rd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2020) was to be held on 6-10 July 2020 in U.S.A, but due to COVID-19 it was held virtually. It was the first virtual edition of the International AIDS Conference. The theme of the conference was ‘Resilience’. It is held every 2 years and is organized by International Aids

HIV 2020 Online

The HIV2020 Conference was initiated as an alternative to the AIDS 2020.The AIDS 2020 was to be held in U.S.A, a country that prohibits in law the entry of sex workers. The Key Population key partners namely  Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) Global Network of People living with HIV(GNP+), International Network of People

Eswatini: Voice of our Voices Executive Director Lungile Khumalo

Kindly tell us who you are in the most comfortable way. I am one of the community member, safer sex expert and practitioner who is truly having passion on the movement building. I am one of the community member, leader, game changer, who always long for change to take shape in communities. What motivated you

Eswatini: Voice of Our Voices

                            Outline the history of your organization. How and why was your organization formed? Voice of Our Voices was formed in 2017 by 56 sex workers who come from the four regions of Eswatini, who had faced challenges including access to health services, human rights violation from members of the public, clients and uniform forces

Zimbabwe Sex Workers Alliance National Coordinator: Gregory Brighton Kata Profile

Kindly tell us who you are in the most comfortable way My name is Gregory Brighton Kata. I am the founder and the national coordinator of the Zimbabwe Sex Workers Alliance-Facebook. I am 34 years old and a proud male Sex worker. I also served as one of the African representatives to the Global Network of

UN Women Executive Director fuels stigma by calling sex work the most desperate job

ASWA expresses  solidarity with our member in South Africa  Sisonke, the national movement of sex workers to condemn the sentiments conveyed by United Nations Executive Director Women, Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka saying ‘’we do not think that this is something that most women do out of the love for this job, this is the most desperate job

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