ASWA is a sex work movement/network formed in 2009 by empowered sex worker leaders, women’s activists and NGO’s who support the rights of sex workers and publically denounce the stigma, discrimination and criminalisation of sex work.
ASWA supports the rights of sex workers who came together in South Africa – JHB to form the African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) and this was the first ever sex worker led African conference. ASWA is committed to sex workers health rights.
ASWA is a growing alliance of sex workers and sex worker partners seeking to contribute to social and economic justice for sex workers in Africa. Its vision is an empowered sex work industry where sex workers have equal access to human rights, social justice and health care in a dignified manner.
Creating an enabling environment of partnerships that enables sex workers to address the complexities, dynamics and diversities within the sex work industry.
Supporting sex workers self organisation and movement strengthening.
Advocacy and representation of voices of African sex workers
Removal of structural and legal barriers to allow access to human and health rights.