Tanzania Sisi Sex Workers Network Unit (TSSNU)

Location

Ilala, Dar es Salaam
Tanzania
Contact email: 
tanzaniasisikwasisi@yahoo.com
Who do you work with?: 
Female, Male and transgender sex workers, Young Mothers Sex workes,Pregnant Sex workers, clients, thirds parties, families, partners and friends.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
The sex workers are the decision makers in our organisation and are involved and engaging in each and every steps of the organisation's growth.
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: 
As Tanzania Sisi Kwa Sisi Sex Workers Unit we recognise the predicament to addressing sex worker issues in Tanzania which include the legal regime (which criminalizes sex working), social and cultural marginalization, stigma, homophobia and discrimination on SW as a cause for such a silence.
Describe other areas of your work: 
I. CAPACITY BUILDING II. SEXUAL REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH AND RIGHTS III. ADVOCACY & LOBBYING IV. LIVELIHOOD V. SOCIAL MOVEMENT BUILDING VI. RESEARCH