African sex worker leaders, women activists and NGOs who supported the rights of sex workers, formed ASWA in February 2009, which was first hosted by the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force (SWEAT) in South Africa.
Currently, we have over 100 member organisations in 33 countries with our secretariat based in Nairobi, Kenya.
ASWA seeks to create an conducive environment of partnerships that enable sex workers to address the complexities, dynamics and diversities within the sex work industry. We support:
> Sex workers self organisation
> Movement strengthening
We advocate and represent the voices of African sex workers while calling for the removal of structural and legal barriers to allow access to human and health rights