DRC CEDAW Shadow Report

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ACODHU-TS, UMANDE
Year: 
2019

This shadow report was submitted by Congolese sex worker-led organisations UMANDE and ACODHU-TS during the 73rd CEDAW Session, which took place June-July 2019. Their shadow report highlights state violence and lack of access to justice for sex workers in the Democratic Republic of Congo, indiscriminate arrests of sex workers and young women during ‘UJANA’ raids purportedly aimed at ending the sale of sex by children, as well as sex workers’ exclusion by women’s civil society spaces.

Contents include:

  • Legal context
  • Violence by police and state security services
  • Justice for sex workers
  • Civil Society organisations for sex workers
  • Recommendations

You can download this 8-page document above. It is available in English and  French. 

Funding from PITCH through the Free Space process supported the development of this Shadow Report and the participation of a country team of sex workers to the 73rd CEDAW session.

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