Who do you work with?:
ZRC works with male sex workers in Zimbabwe, families, partners, firends and their clients.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?:
ZRC is a sex worker led organization formed by MSWs and all the volunteers and staff members are all sex workers or retired 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:
Funding and lack of inclucion in programs, workshops, national meetings and mostly stigma from the main stream community
Describe other areas of your work:
ZRC currently works with MSW s in the rural areas to empower them with life skills such as education and chicken farming. we have also been donating sanitary pads to rural girls who are sex workers.