SEX WORK

Human Rights Commission under fire for 7-month silence on sex worker death in custody

“Unfortunately democracy is only for certain people – not for sex workers” says activist

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28 October 2020

Level one lockdown disappoints sex workers

Accusations of police and criminal harassment, but police give a different story

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5 October 2020

Artist hopes portrait will haunt police

A life-sized portrait has been placed near the police station where a sex worker died in custody

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24 September 2020

Questions for a sex worker

Constance Mathe explains why she believes her work should not be criminalised

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28 July 2020

Covid-19: Sex workers accuse police of beating people on the street

“Much as I am afraid of Covid-19 … I need the money”

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2 April 2020

Covid-19: Some sex workers move online as SA heads into lockdown

SWEAT and Sonke call for fast-tracking of law reform and decriminalisation of sex work

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27 March 2020

Report finds shocking violence against sex workers

101 female sex workers, some of them transwomen, died in the 2018/19 year. Half of them were murdered, says SWEAT report

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6 March 2020

The difficult life of Marikana sex workers

Working on an open plot, the women are often raped or robbed

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18 November 2019

Toddlers abandoned in room for almost five days

Unclear why authorities took long to respond

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15 November 2019

“Proud to be trans, proud to be sex workers, and even prouder of their stunning sense of style”

Trans women sex workers collective Sistaazhood launches photo book

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12 August 2019

Sex workers speak of rape, corruption and harassment by police

Human Rights Watch calls for decriminalisation

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12 August 2019

Sex workers thank Ramaphosa

President had promised to safeguard their human rights

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5 June 2019

GROUNDVIEW: Let sex workers and their clients be

Also: Leadership needed by the Ministry of Higher Education and Training

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7 February 2019

Sex workers campaign for law to be changed

“It’s like any other type of work”

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4 February 2019

Study uncovers brutal policing of sex work

Civil society and the police have begun to work together to stop the abuse

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23 March 2018

Cape Town church calls for decriminalisation of sex work

“Jesus was the first to decriminalise sex work” says church banner

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1 March 2018