"The Mother of a Child Holds the Knife on the Sharper Edge"

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Ishtar Lakhani and Duduzile Dlamini

Ishtar Lakhani from SWEAT and Duduzile Dlamini from SISONKE provide an overview of the programming at Mothers for the Future in South Africa. Mothers for the Future is a sex worker-led organisation run by mothers who do sex work. They show how mothers resist oppression and make tangible differences in the lives of mothers. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.

Contents include:

  • Leadership, Representation, and Identity
  • Use of Multiple Sites of Action
  • Intersectional and Strategic Partnerships
  • Funding
  • Conclusion

This resources is useful for anyone wanting to learn about mothers who do sex work.

You can download this 5 page PDF above. This resource is available in English and French.