Uganda

“I expect to be abused and I have fear”: Sex workers’ experiences of human rights violations and barriers to accessing healthcare in four African countries

A police raid

This report documents human rights violations experienced by female, male and transgender sex workers in four African countries (Kenya, Uganda, South Africa and Zimbabwe), and describes barriers they face to accessing health services. Through cross-country comparison and documenting sub-regional trends, the study moves beyond previous often-localised descriptions of violations against sex workers in Africa. The study also fills information gaps about violations in male and transgender sex workers in this setting. 

UGANDA: 'Why Waste ARVs on Sex Workers?'

By Evelyn Matsamura Kiapi

Maclean Kamya. / Credit: Evelyn Kiapi/IPS

Maclean Kamya. / Credit: Evelyn Kiapi/IPS

Wonetha

Wontha Uganda: Sex Worker Empowerment in Action

In Uganda sex workers are moblising and empowering themselves under their red Umbrella. See Wonetha's Creative Space Workshop Report. http://www.plri.org/resource/creative-space-workshop-wonetha-members

Creative space workshop for Wonetha members

WONETHA held a Creative Space Workshop for its members from 26th to 28th May 2010. The purpose of the workshop was to conduct learning sessions that are tailored for the needs of WONETHA Members who are sex workers, to enable them improve themselves, their interpersonal skills, self esteem, self development, and self awareness. The learning sessions tapped into the natural gifts and talents of the members through the use of learning methods that employed music, dance drama, art, poetry and story telling.

When I dare to be powerful - Sex Worker Oral Herstory

A Publication by Akina Mama wa Afrika (AMwA), written by Zawadi Nyong’o and edited by Christine Butegwa and Solome Nakaweesi-Kimbugwe.

AMwA has been working in partnership with sex worker activists in Uganda and other countries in East Africa. This oral history project allowed women to speak for themselves to try and better understand the politics behind sexuality, sexual rights and sex work.

The research tries to present the multiple dimensions of women’s lives,

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