Women Arise for Change is a female sex worker-led organization that exists to advocate, promote recognition, acceptance and defend the health and human rights of Bisexuals, Lesbians and Refugee sex workers in Uganda.
We work with only adult female sex workers who are Refugees, bisexuals and Lesbians plus other identified partners.
All members and staff and two representatives on board are sex workers therefore involved in leadership, planning and decision making.
They are also beneficiaries since they receive services such as referrals to access free health and legal services, trainings and English literacy for the Refugee sex workers.
Rape,Harassment and Arrests.
-Sex workers are arreted on a daily basis and sometimes end up being raped before taken to police posts and this leads to unwanted pregnancies, STIs and HIV infections.
-Stigma and Discrimination - This leads to lack of access to treatment due to unfriendly health service providers and also the fact that some are refuges,they face a problem of communication due to language barrier.
Human rights and Advocacy, capacity building, Research and documentation, Net working and partnerships, Outreach programs, economic empowerment, Referrals, Monitoring and evaluation.