Africa: Rights Not Rescue

Female, Male, and Trans Sex Workers’ Human Rights in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa
Date:June 2009

Author:Jayne Arnott and Anna-Louise Crago

Sex workers are subjected to widespread human rights abuses, including police violence and unequal access to health care, in Botswana, Namibia, and South Africa. Despite enormous challenges, sex workers are organizing to protect their rights and demand an end to violence and discrimination.

Published by the Open Society Institute, Rights Not Rescue is based on a series of interviews and focus groups with sex workers and advocates throughout the three countries.

Audio Interviews

In addition to the published report, sex workers who participated in the research and related roundtable discussions describe through audio taped interviews the effects of these rights abuses and how they are organizing to respond.

Go to original link at OSI to access document and hear interviews.

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