NSWP has published seven national case studies on how laws actually work on the streets, you can access the Senegal case study below:
Comment les lois relatives au travail du sexe sont-elles mises en œuvre sur le terrain et quel est leur impact sur les travailleurSEs du sexe? Etude de cas sur le Sénégal
How Sex Work Laws are Implemented on the Ground and Their Impact on Sex Workers: Senegal Case Study
Is selling sex criminalised?
Selling sex is legal in Senegal only if sex workers register and have regular medical check ups. Only about a quarter of sex workers are registered in Senegal. The rest are working illegally. In addition it is illegal to solicit.
Is organising/managing criminalised?
Yes - "pimping", acting as an intermediary, owning a ‘prostitution establishment’ and 'living with a person habitually engaged in prostitution' are all illegal. Authorities also tightly regulate locations of commercial sex businesses.
Is there mandatory HIV/STI testing?
Yes - if registered - have to have health check ups every month
Is there mandatory registration?
Yes - to work legally must register and carry with them at all times a "Carnet Sanitaire"
If sex work is regulated, is it in line with other work, or are the regulations unfair or overly restrictive?
No - restrictions are onerous
Is sex work recognised as work?
Is sex work decriminalised with limited regulation?
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