Economic Empowerment: Does Rehabilitation Have a Role?

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Source: 
NSWP
Year: 
2015
This briefing paper discusses case studies on economic empowerment programmes for sex workers with rehabilitation elements, documented across the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Malawi, Nigeria and Uganda. The case studies highlight factors that negatively affect sex workers’ participation in economic empowerment programmes and looks at some of the key lessons that have been learnt when implementing economic empowerment programmes for sex workers. A summary is also available.
 
Contents Include:
  • Introduction
  • Background
     
  • Case Study 1, Democratic Republic of Congo: Management of Youth for Rural Development Center (CEJEDER)
    • Economic empowerment intervention for sex workers
    • Results
    • Factors that caused the initiative to be unsuccesful
    • Conclusion
    • Lessons learnt
       
  • Case Study 2, Malawi: The National Female Sex Workers Alliance of Malawi (NFSWAM)
    • Intervention on economic empowerment for sex workers
    • Result or impact of the initiative on economic empowerment for sex workers
    • Factors that caused the initiative to be unsuccesful
    • Conclusion
    • Lessons learnt
       
  • Case Study 3, Nigeria: Education as a Vaccine (EVA)
    • Intervention on economic empowerment for sex workers
    • Results
    • Factors that caused the initiative to be unsuccesful
    • Conclusion
    • Lessons learnt
       
  • Case Study 4, Uganda: Empowered at Dusk Women's Association (EADWA)
    • Economic empowerment intervention for sex workers
    • Results
    • Factors that caused the initiative to be unsuccesful
    • Conclusion
       
  • Why Did These Programmes Fail?
  • Conclusion
  • Recommendations and Advocacy Messages


You can download this 26-page resource as a PDF above. This resource is in English only.