“Every sex worker has got a story to tell about violence”: Violence against Sex Workers in Africa

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ASWA
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2019

The African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA), with support from the Key Populations Representation Evidence and Advocacy for Change in Health Programme (KP REACH), has published a study on violence against sex workers in Africa. Among the issues cited by sex workers as exacerbating violence against them are criminalisation and stigma, which impact access to health services and other amenities.

The Key Populations Representation Evidence and Advocacy for Change in Health Programme (KP REACH) was an innovative Southern African regional initiative made possible by a Global Fund grant to Hivos, with sub-grants to four networks representing key populations and marginalised people in eight countries of sub-Saharan Africa – namely, the African Sex Workers Association (ASWA), African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) and the Southern Africa Trans Forum (SATF) – as well as three technical support partners – M&C Saatchi, Positive Vibes and SAfAIDS.

Download the study and the research brief above, or on the ASWA website

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