Divas Of Changamwe Coast (DICHA-CO)

Who do you work with?

We are female sex worker led organization. We partner and work with msms, trans sex workers, third parties, families and also friends of female sex workers. We also work with clients.

How are sex workers involved in your organisation?

We run our own organization, make our own decision. Our members are all sex workers.

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.Lack of quality health services.

2. Violence from clients, families, community and law enforcement.

Describe other areas of your work

We distribute condoms, give health talks to our peers. We refer peers to health facilities and we have different economnic empowerment.