FSWA (Female Sex Workers Association)

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Location

Lilongwe
Malawi
Contact email: 
fswa.fswa@yahoo.com
Phone: 
Who do you work with?: 
Female sex workers
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
they form majority of the board membership, 100% of the secretariat and the rest of the decision making.
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: 
The 2 major challenges are violence (stigma and discrimination) and lack of access and services (sexual reproductive health)
Describe other areas of your work: 
- Advocacy on removal of legal barriers - Defence of sex workers arrested under archaic laws - Public education on rights of sex workers
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