Get to know us, introduction of ASWA!

The African Sex Worker Alliance (ASWA) is a Pan African Alliance of sex worker-led groups that exist to strengthen their voices, to empower and to advocate for and advance the health and human rights of female, male and transgender sex workers

including those living with HIV and using drugs through networking, movement building and development of partnerships. ASWA was formed in February 2009 with an initial membership drawn from 10 African countries. 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. Through this organizing ASWA presently has over 150 members from 35 African countries.

ASWA Vision: A world free of stigma and discrimination where sex work is recognized and protected as work.

ASWA Mission: ASWA is a Pan- African network of sex worker-led groups that amplifies the voices of sex workers, raises visibility and advocates for the human dignity of diverse community of sex workers working and living in Africa.

Guiding Principles and Values:

  1. Accountability and Transparency: We are accountable to our members and to our   partners, and are always professional, committed and transparent in our work
  2. Equality and Justice: We treat all our members equally and ensure that all our members are treated fairly and justly.
  3. Voice and Agency: We ensure that our members have voice and agency, and they all are able to inform and guide ASWA’s activities.
  4. Respect: We respect all sex workers and understand respect as critical in building a strong and diverse community of African sex workers.
  5. Diversity and Inclusion: Working alongside other movements that agitate/aim to disrupt oppression
  6. Solidarity: We are a united community of diverse sex workers living and working in Africa.
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🎉 𝗝𝗼𝗶𝗻 𝗨𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝗮𝗻 𝗜𝗺𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝗮𝗻𝘁 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆! 🌍We are excited to invite you to our webinar focused on the challenges faced by sex workers in accessing social protection services. This event aims to highlight the voices and experiences of sex workers, fostering a deeper understanding of their needs and advocating for better support and rights.📅 𝗗𝗮𝘁𝗲: 𝗧𝗼𝗱𝗮𝘆!🕒 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲: 4 𝗣𝗠 𝗘𝗮𝘀𝘁 𝗔𝗳𝗿𝗶𝗰𝗮 𝗧𝗶𝗺𝗲📍 𝗟𝗼𝗰𝗮𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻: 𝗢𝗻𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗲 𝗪𝗲𝗯𝗶𝗻𝗮𝗿Topics of Discussion:🔍 𝗞𝗲𝘆 𝗳𝗶𝗻𝗱𝗶𝗻𝗴𝘀 𝗳𝗿𝗼𝗺 𝗰𝗼𝗺𝗺𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝘆-𝗹𝗲𝗱 𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵🚧 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗿𝗶𝗲𝗿𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗹𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗴𝗲𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘀𝗲𝘅 𝘄𝗼𝗿𝗸𝗲𝗿𝘀🌟 𝗦𝘂𝗰𝗰𝗲𝘀𝘀𝗳𝘂𝗹 𝘀𝘁𝗿𝗮𝘁𝗲𝗴𝗶𝗲𝘀 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗮𝘁𝗶𝘃𝗲𝘀📣 𝗔𝗱𝘃𝗼𝗰𝗮𝗰𝘆 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗽𝗼𝗹𝗶𝗰𝘆 𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗴𝗲 𝗼𝗽𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘂𝗻𝗶𝘁𝗶𝗲𝘀We are honored to have esteemed speakers and experts in the field, including our very own Regional Coordinator, 𝗚𝗿𝗮𝗰𝗲 𝗞𝗮𝗺𝗮𝘂, who will shed more light on these crucial issues.Your participation and insights are invaluable as we work towards promoting the rights and well-being of sex workers and advocating for inclusive social protection policies.🔗 Register here: 𝗦𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗼𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗯𝗲𝗹𝗼𝘄 𝘁𝗼 𝗿𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿!𝙒𝙚 𝙡𝙤𝙤𝙠 𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙬𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙩𝙤 𝙮𝙤𝙪𝙧 𝙖𝙘𝙩𝙞𝙫𝙚 𝙥𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙞𝙘𝙞𝙥𝙖𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣!#webinar #socialprotection #sexworkersrights #communityresearch #advocacy #policychange #InclusiveSupport ... See MoreSee Less
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Strategic Objective 1

To enhance the skills, abilities, and knowledge of individual sex workers to allow them to be change agents at local, regional, and continental levels.

strategic Objective 2

To enhance the effectiveness of sex worker groups/organizing structures and institutions that are responsive to the lived realities of sex workers.

Strategic Objective 3

To foster and nurture linkages between regional sex worker networks to proactively advocate for and promote the dignity and rights of sex workers in Africa and globally.

Strategic objective 4

To strengthen the capacity for an adaptive and responsive coordinating mechanism for the realization of sex worker rights in Africa.

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