Kholi Buthelezi has been a feminist activist since 2002. She is the National Coordinator of SISONKE national movement currently based and fiscally hosted at SWEAT. Sisonke was established in 2003 with Kholi as a founding member, and is a sex work led movement. Kholi has experience in many spheres of work – she has progressed from being a peer educator, to outreach and development worker, progressing to African Sex Worker Alliance Country Co-ordinator to her current position as Coordinator for Sisonke and a member of the SWEAT management team. She is an active advocate for sex worker rights in South Africa, and across Africa as well as internationally. Her passion and dream is to mobilise and organise sex workers of all diversities regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity to claim their rights, including advocacy on setting standards for fair and safe working conditions; decriminalise adult sex work, universal access to health, legal and social services; and consistent safer sex practices and sex workers’ health and wellbeing. She works with other women’s organisations, engages in national, regional and international advocacy efforts on sex work.
BE PART OF THE CAUSE LET’S UNITE AND WORK TOWARDS A COMMON GOAL ASWA was formed in 2009 with an initial membership drawn from 10 African countries. ASWA has members from 33 African countries. In the years since its formation, ASWA has increased in its reach, its power and its influence across Africa and around the world.Join Our Team