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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

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

24th Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) kicks off in the Kenyan Capital.

During the welcome dinner, Grace Kamau, African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) Regional coordinator remarked that the next 7 days would be be jam-packed with eye-opening thought leadership,capacity building, advocacy  and vibrant, in-depth debate on sex work movement building in the African Continent.To build the capacity of sex worker-led groups in Africa, to promote and implement

23rd Sex Worker Academy Africa just concluded in the Kenyan Capital

GALLERY The Sex Worker Academy Africa (SWAA) is an initiative which is implemented by African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA). The ASWA Steering Committee of sex workers identified Kenya -Nairobi as the host country for the African Academy. The goal is to build the capacity of sex worker-led groups in Africa, to promote and implement the

HIV 2020 Online:Where is the money for Key Population?

                                                         HIV 2020 Online                                  Where is the money for Key Population? The discussion was held on 20th October 2020 via zoom platform. It was moderated by Phelister Abdalla Kenya Sex Workers Alliance National Coordinator. It was a global conversation as the participants were drawn from all over the world including bilateral and multilateral donors

Kenya: Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA) National Coordinator Phelister Abdalla

                            How are you and the sex workers in your country responding to the COVID-19 pandemic?  The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed KESWA’s physical operations this includes face to face meetings which the government of Kenya banned to curb the spread of COVID -19 Pandemic. However, KESWA has managed to conduct sensitization trainings and responded to

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

Malawi-Female Sex Workers Association(FSWA);Executive Director Lucy Majawa

How are you and the sex workers in your country responding to the COVID-19 pandemic? We are advocating and lobbing other stake holders to work together to fight against COVID 19 while disseminating information to fellow sex workers through campaign awareness, radio broadcasting and even distributing of IEC materials with the context of COVID 19

Sex Workers Pride 2020 ASWA Online Discussion

                                    ASWA Online Discussion African sex workers celebrated the Sex Workers Pride Day with style, enthusiasm and pomp. The theme for the day was ‘sex work our pride’. From South Africa all the way to the West of Africa, the female, male and transgender sex workers joined the online discussion that was organized by ASWA,

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

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