SWEAT and Sisonke says THANK YOU!

In March, Sisonke, (the national movement of sex workers in South Africa) and SWEAT launched a backabuddy fundraising campaign to help support the immediate needs of sex workers. We feared that as soon as the first lockdown was announced that there would be a rush on our emergency relief fund but we could not have …

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Sex worker voices during COVID19

The Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) and Sisonke, the National Movement of Sex workers understood immediately that COVID-19 will have an impact on sex work and the livelihoods of sex workers. We did not quite anticipate how devastating th impact would be and how, as we got to know more about the virus, …

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PRESS STATEMENT: How did Robyn Montsumi die in the custody of Mowbray Police Station

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT), Sisonke, the National Movement of Sex Workers and Triangle Project are calling for an investigation into the death of Elma Robyn Montsumi. On Thursday, 9 April 2020 Robyn Montsumi, a 39-year old sex worker and SWEAT service user was arrested. The charge was possession of drugs. She …

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