We will realise our vision for change through the collective action of African sex workers to end the violence, stigma, and discrimination we face, as well as to create a social and legal regime that protects, promotes and fulfills our rights.
To end the violence, stigma, and discrimination sex workers face, ASWA will strengthen the skills and knowledge of the African sex workers movement. By strengthening the skills and knowledge of the African sex workers movement, we are equipping sex worker-led organizations with what they need to meet their communities’ needs, resist violence, discrimination, and stigma, and create the change they envision.
Read our strategic plan here: ASWA Strategic Plan 2017-2020
The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) is the Pan African alliance of sex worker-led organizations. ASWA was formed in 2009 with an initial membership drawn from 10 African countries. As of 2018, ASWA has members from 32 African countries. In the years since its formation, ASWA has increased in its reach and its influence across Africa and around the world.