We work with female (cis & trans) sex workers. A large segment of our members and clients are low-income, Black women and our clients are primarily adult (20-50+).
Sex workers actively participate in the development of advocacy, participatory research, health education, health programmes and services. Graduates of our diversion program founded and run our Groundwork programe, an advocacy group for sex workers.
Women and transgender women, especially those of color involved in sex work in the US South experience increased criminalisation and incarceration. Additionally, they have been excluded from needed health and social services and face criminalisation, poverty, racial and gender based violence and the 'trafficking' narrative erasing the lived realities of sex workers.
WWAV works with primarily Black women to improve their health and well being. We understand the connection of physical and emotional health to broader social justice issues and apply grassroots and policy level/structural interventions to public health issues experienced by our members and clients.
Our main areas of focus are Reproductive Justice, HIV/AIDS advocacy, work with currently and formerly incarcerated women and women who are survivors of intimate partner violence.