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Young sex workers’ voice in preparation for the UN High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS In New York

The United Nations General Assembly 2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS is happening in June in New York and seeks to develop a clear and action-oriented political declaration to be agreed upon by member states towards achieving the commitment of ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030. We need to amplify the voices of the African Young

65th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65 2021)

2021: Priority theme: Women’s full and effective participation and decision-making in public life, as well as the elimination of violence, for achieving gender equality and the empowerment of all women and girls. The 65 session of the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65 2021) took place from 15 to 26 March, 2021.The CSW session occurs annually.

25th Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) underway in Nairobi-Kenyan Capital

  The Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) is a ground-breaking learning programme for community empowerment and capacity building, led by and for sex workers. It delivers an effective blend of knowledge and experience. The Academy is presented over the course of a week, and includes workshops, site visits and art advocacy sessions. The Academy is

Sierra Leone: Sex workers increasingly working in fear

                                                  In Sierra Leone, women who sell sex are often abused, attacked, trafficked, and even killed. In the city of Makeni, which is home to over 1,000 sex workers, many of them are young women who were orphaned by the civil war and the 2014 Ebola outbreak. Although sex work is legal in the country,

International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021

                                      International Women’s Day (IWD) 2021 International Women’s Day (IWD) is celebrated annually on 8 March around the world. Today we mark the day since it is a focal point in the movement for women’s rights. The 2021 UN theme for International Women’s Day is “Women in leadership: Achieving an equal future in a COVID-19

Sex Workers in Africa Are Being Denied Their Rights. It’s Time To Respect Them

Today, 3, March 2021, sex workers in Africa celebrate International Sex Workers Rights Day. The day started in 2001 when over 25,000 sex workers gathered in India for a sex worker festival. The organisers wanted to celebrate the lives of sex workers as well as highlight the community’s determination and strength . The Sex Workers

It is time to end discrimination on sex workers in Africa

                                 Zero Discrimination Day:1st March 2021 Theme: End inequalities Today marks the eighth year of the United Nations’ Zero Discrimination Day. The event started in 2014, aims to create global solidarity towards ending all forms of discrimination. The day is particularly noted by organisations like UNAIDS that combat discrimination against people living with HIV and

U.S.A Global Gag Rule Effect On Sex Workers in Africa

                The global gag rule, also known as the “Mexico City policy”, prohibits international organisations that receive US funding from providing abortion services or offering information about the procedure. The rule has traditionally been rescinded or rolled back by Democratic presidents and reinstated by Republican leaders. The Mexico City policy kicked off in 1984 under

ASWA’S 2021 New Year Message

                       Esteemed Sex Workers, On behalf of ASWA, we are very pleased to express our sincere and deep appreciation and greetings to all of you dear sex workers in Africa, partners, multilateral and bilateral donors, the civil society and other humanitarian agencies for your honorable contribution and continuous support. Without your continuous and extraordinary endeavors

HIV Prevention eHealth interventions for sex workers in Africa

HIV Prevention eHealth interventions for sex workers in Africa ASWA  joined AVERT -@Avert_org    in a zoom meeting held on 3rd September 2020 at 2 P.M  to disseminate  key findings  from a research on female sex workers which was conducted  by  Louisa Manby-UCL (University College London), @lj_manby .The  research methodology involved interviews and focus groups. The

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