A Low-Cost, Integrated Model for Sex Work Programming

“This is an example of a simple intervention that doesn’t require much but achieves a lot” — Mr Lundi Ncana (HTA Programme Manager, Eastern Cape Department of Health) Sex workers in South Africa continue to experience stigma and discrimination in society, which has many negative outcomes, including impacting negatively on health, and health-seeking behaviour. The launch […]

Health workers attending to counter normative sexual orientations and gender identities

In 2010, Triangle Project worked with Marion Stevens to develop training material for health workers to address poor attitudes, lack of defined services and lack of understanding of LGBTI needs and of requirements within the health system. Triangle Project was funded by Charles Schorer for this work in 2010. Having been part of the Women’s […]

Annual Report 2019

The world has changed enormously in a few months. I am writing this during the first week of lockdown in South Africa due to COVID-19. Reflecting on our year of work for 2019 seems surreal as we practice physical distancing and social solidarity and our future seems uncertain. 2019 was a year of consolidation and […]

Say her name

The #SayHerName Campaign in South Africa was launched in 2016 to commemorate and honour female and transwomxn sex workers whose lives had been lost as a result of violence. The Campaign aims to protect and uphold human rights while celebrating the lives of sex workers. In the first report of the Campaign – for the […]

Why sex work should be decriminalised in South Africa

South African law criminalises both the sale and purchase of sex and other aspects of sex work. These prohibitions have not stopped many thousands of mostly poor and often black women in South Africa choosing sex work as their best available option. But arrests and detentions, fines and sexual exploitation by the South African Police […]

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 […]

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 […]