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Sex Workers in Ethiopia Still Chained by Oppressive NGO Despite Ongoing Political Changes

Since taking over power as Ethiopia’s Prime Minister in April this year, Abiy Ahmed, has made sweeping changes that have earned him the tag of a reformist. One of his first visible acts internationally was to restore diplomatic relationships with forthwith rivals, Eritrea. He also visited Somalia once considered a frosty neighbour, something that led

19th Sex Worker Academy Africa Underway in Nairobi

17 sex workers from three countries in Africa are gathering in Nairobi for the 19th Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) in Nairobi. Participants are drawn from Mali, Swaziland and Kenya. In a weeklong training, participants will be taken through sessions aimed at building skills and knowledge to influence policy and service delivery in their countries. The

African Union Council Dims Hope for Sex Workers’ Engagement With Rights Commission

A pronouncement by the African Union Executive Council will make it impossible for sex worker-led organisation to engage the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights (ACHPR) directly. It will also make reporting human rights violations among sex workers and Key Populations difficult. The Executive Council through Decision 1015 places restrictions and barriers for civil

ASWA Call for Applications for an Independent Consultant for Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA)

The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is looking for an independent consultant to conduct an evaluation of our regional community development and capacity strengthening programme, the Sex Worker Academy Africa popularly referred to as SWAA Academy.The SWAA aims to strengthen the sex workers’ rights movement across Africa, through building the capacity of sex workers to engage

Fears of Countrywide Crackdown as Police Arrest Over 200 Sex Workers in DR Congo

Human Rights groups in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) have criticised a controversial directive by the provincial authorities in Kinshansa that has spiked arrests and harassment of sex workers. The groups led by African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and Congolese Alliance for Human Rights Projects of Sex Work

Regional Information Workshop for Sex Workers Held in Ivory Coast

Last week, the Abidjan-Lagos Corridor Organisation (ALCO) organised a regional information workshop for associations/networks of sex workers to discuss implementation of projects targeting Key Populations. Sex worker-led organisations from countries along the corridor (Ivory Coast, Benin, Togo, Nigeria and Ghana) were represented in the meeting. The two-day workshop in Abidjan was aimed at to creating

Sex Worker Academy Kicks Off With Another Milestone

The 18th Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) has kicked off in Nairobi with 18 sex workers from Kenya, The Gambia and Madagascar. This is the first time The Gambia and Madagascar are taking part in the academy, the third this year. The SWAA is a ground-breaking learning programme for community empowerment and capacity building led by

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