Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF)


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Who do you work with?: 
Rape Hurts Foundation (RHF) works with and/for Survivors and Victims of Sexual , Gender Based Violence especially Women & Children, Sex Workers located in the rural poor communities of Eastern Uganda.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
Our Clients and/or members like the Sex Workers are directly involved from the programs design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation. Four members of our senior staff are either sex workers or former sex workers. We have 23 Volunteers who are sex workers.
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: 
Describe other areas of your work: