United in Bwaise: Fighting Oppression in an Ugandan Slum

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Paula Pönkänen and Hanna Jörneus

In Kampala, Uganda, there is a large network of sex worker-led organisations that unite under the umbrella organisation Uganda Harmonized Rights Alliance (UHRA). Paula Pönkänen and Hanna Jörneus argue that sex work organising in Uganda is a great example of how sex workers develop and implement their own programming. They provide an overview of sex worker-led programming in Kampala. This article was published as a part of Research for Sex Work 15: Resistance and Resilience.

Contents include:

  • The growth of Sex Worker-led Organisations
  • Relationship with Management
  • Relationship with Neighbours
  • Relationship with the Health Care System
  • Relationship with the Law
  • Conclusion

This resource is useful for sex workers interested in learning about sex work organising in Uganda.

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