ASWA held a meeting in Zimbabwe on advocating for the unmet Sexual Reproductive and Health Rights (SRHR) needs for young sex workers in Southern African countries.

ASWA in partnership with Love Alliance held a meeting on providing informed evidence-based unmet sexual reproductive and sexual rights needs for young sex workers in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique.

The meeting trained sex workers in the 3 countries on mapping out the (SRHR) needs of young sex workers in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Mozambique.

Findings from the mapping areas will be used to advocate in each of the countries on the unmet SRHR needs of young sex in the three countries with prospects of scaling it further to the whole continent of Africa.

The proposed mapping will be key in the community-led design and implementation of interventions that respond to young sex workers’ specific needs and will be key to advocacy, resource mobilisation, skills and knowledge building to empower young sex workers.

Goals of the Project

  1. Capable, inclusive, influential, and mutually supportive sex workers movements in an unrestricted civic space.
  2. An end to sexual, gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination against sex workers.
  3. Equal access to inclusive, people-centred, accountable, integrated HIV and comprehensive sexual rights and health services

Activities/Outcomes

A standardized mapping tool developed that can be used across the sex work movement on SRHR issues.

Young sex workers are trained as champions who will be advocating for the inclusion of the community of young sex workers issues in policy and law formulation.

Young sex workers’ SRHR needs to be included in the national health policies.