Co-production of research with sex workers as a political act

‘[Researchers] cannot deliver solutions to the problems of the oppressed but can assist people in the process of achieving the changes that they seek. Community partners and marginal communities are experts of their own lives and are most knowledgeable about the challenges they face and the aspects of their daily lives that need to change.’ […]

Project: body mapping with sex workers

Project: body mapping with sex workers type of project: research project Keywords: Reproductive Justice, sex work, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Health Systems Project dates: January 2018 – June 2019 Sex worker narratives inform the complexity of access to sexual and reproductive health services. This is a qualitative research project using body mapping with sex workers. Exploring […]

The Country Statement for the Nairobi Summit 2019

The Country Statement for the Nairobi Summit 2019 ————————————————————– Address by Minister Jackson Mthembu At the International Conference on Population and Development (ICPD) Held at KICC, in Nairobi, Kenya 14 November 2019 Country Statement by Minister Mthembu to the ICPD in Nairobi_Kenya Final.._ Honourable President Uhuru Kenyatta of the Republic of Kenya, representatives of the […]

South Africa: Need for national traction on reproductive justice in South Africa following elections

Source: International Campaign for Women’s Right to Safe Abortion   South Africa: Need for national traction on reproductive justice in South Africa following elections On 7 July 2019 the Weekend Argus reported that the Western Cape Provincial Minister of Health, MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, had authorised the addition of seven new facilities to provide safe, legal termination of pregnancy […]

Elect to protect reproductive Justice

  We are calling on the 3 major political parties to support an increase in the sexual and reproductive health budget for 2020 and use their power as members of parliament and the political party leader to lobby for an increase before voting day on 8 May. Why is this important? YOUR CALL TO REPRODUCTIVE […]

Multi-party Women’s Caucus: On Decriminalising Sex Work

Challenging the South African Law Reform Commission Report through unified voices of, sex workers, sex work activists and allies. On December 20, 2017 the leading political party (African National Congress-ANC) resolved for the decriminalisation of sex work at one of their conferences. This came as a victory after the party had rejected a decriminalisation proposal […]

[INTERVIEW] Men are Studs, Women are Sluts

Sonia quizzes Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng on the legalisation/decriminalising of sex work, age and body shaming, and women defending cheating partners. Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng is a reproductive doctor at DISA clinic, Deputy Chairperson – Sexual Health & Reproductive Justice Coalition (SRJC), and has a lifestyle column called ‘Let’s Talk About Sex’ in the Sunday Times.   […]

SAAIDS conference- The National Strategic Plan for HIV fails Sex Workers

The National Strategic Plan (NSP) for HIV , TB and STIs 2017-2022 has failed women.  The SRJC Supports and is in solidarity with the #SexWorkDecrim #NSPnot4me silent protest that just took place today, 15 June 2017, at the South African AIDS (SAAIDS) conference taking place in Durban. Sex workers and sex worker allies highlight SANAC and […]