Action Hope Malawi

Location

Zomba
Malawi
Contact email: 
actionhopemalawi@yahoo.com
Who do you work with?: 
Action Hope Malawi works with sex workers, Minibus drivers, Bicycle Tax operators, Truck Drivers, Bar owners, Rest House owners, Child headed households heads and other vulnerable groups like restaurant attendants.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Sex workers are involved fully in our organisation in the sense that they are also holding some senior positions in the Executive arm of the organisation. They are also involved in planning of activities, monitoring, evaluation and are also involved in community open day mobilisation campaigns.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
-Harassment from Police and other Government security agents -Stigma and Discrimination against sex workers -Limited access to user friendly health services by Sex workers -Lack of Economic empowerment strategies
Describe other areas of your work: 
Action Hope Malawi also works in areas of Water, Sanitation & Hygiene, HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support, Food security and Youth development.