Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce have welcomed Deputy President
Cyril Ramaphosa’s acknowledgment of sex workers at the Aids Conference
currently taking place in Durban.
Director Sally Shackleton said criminalisation drives sex workers into the
margins and blocks access to services, creating an enabling environment for
abuse, exploitation and stigma.
said we are pleases that there was recognition that sex workers need to be
targeted and we are also looking forward to this moving beyond taper and
added that we services along with other organisations are being delivered to
sex workers but we need increased support and we need wider coverage in South Africa
for services to sex workers.
will be looking forward to seeing more action in this regard.” Shackelton
Labels: SWEAT welcomes Deputy President’s acknowledgment