SWEAT

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Location

Cape Town
South Africa
Contact email: 
info@sweat.org.za
Phone: 
+27 21 448-7875
Who do you work with?: 
All individuals and groups involved in the sex industry
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Sex workers are: Members of the Board; part of senior management; form the majority of every department (Advocacy; Legal Defence Centre; Helpline; SWEEEP)
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
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