Zambia Sex Workers Alliance

Who do you work with?

Key populations especially sex workers, and/or transgender sex workers, clients, lesbians, gays, gender queer individuals.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

Representation and composition of sex workers on decision making positions at the Executive Board, Secretariat and Operational at community levels.

Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Critique the trafficking paradigm that conflates representations of sex work, migration, and mobility
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face

1. Limited capacity and resources to coordinate responses and interventions for the sex worker community. 2. Unfavourable legal and social environments for inclusion of sex workers in the different contexts they exist.

Describe other areas of your work

Community mobilisation and health promotion programmes. Advocacy and Intervention programming. Movement building and improved livelihoods programming.