Article by: Ashleigh Furlong
6 May 2016
Mothers for the Future is a programme that supports mothers who are sex workers
Mothers for the Future is an initiative of the Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT). It provides support groups, outreach and home visits. Mothers discuss difficulties such as domestic violence, child grants, and the challenges that they face when their children are targeted as a result of their mother’s work.
Duduzile Dlamini, the programme coordinator, says that some mothers even have their children taken away from them by social services and that their children, like their mothers, are criminalised.
“We are proud; we are mothers; we are the best mothers, and we fight for decriminalisation [of sex work],” said Dlamini.
“We pay school fees for our children to get more education. We pay bills but are not able to save the money. We can’t open accounts,” said Dlamini.
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