The Policing Of Sex Work In South Africa

Within a context where gender-based violence (GBV) is endemic, sex workers in South Africa experience particular vulnerabilities to systematic violence, abuse, extortion, rape, and even torture. The criminalisation of sex work in South Africa means that sex workers are subject to numerous human rights violations, including discrimination, harassment, and abuse at the hands of Police […]

[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 […]

Evidence on Exit

This study and the recommendations that result from it will assist organisations and institutions who provide services to sex workers to respond to individuals who wish to exit out of sex work. The document lays out our rationale for the study, its methodology and results and our recommendations in the form of a Model of […]