Devine Economic Development Group - Making Sex Work Safer

Location

Tarime
Tanzania
Contact email: 
devine.group@yahoo.co.uk
Who do you work with?: 
This group is working on advocacy towards safer sex for sex workers, transgender sex workers, clients, thirds parties, families, partners and friends.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
This organization is purely constituted, managed and governed by young sex workers though uder the umrellar of the organization due to inability to register organizations like ours in Tanzania.
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
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
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: 
Challenges to sex work in this region are many but to mention few, 1. stigma in all life of sex work 2. rape and control of rape 3. HIV/AIDS and control of infection 4. lack of resources that increase ability of sex workers to practice safe sex
Describe other areas of your work: 
Profile of good practises by the organization although this is a wide documentary that if allowed we may share with collegue through before publishing by the website.