Decriminalise Sex work now!

Law reform for sex work has been in process for over a decade now. Many politicians say they can’t support decriminalisation of sex work because you – the public – don’t support change.

This means that as many as 182,000 women and men who make a living selling sexual services in South Africa remain vulnerable to abuse and have no recourse if they experience violence.

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SWEAT is the founding member of Asijiki Coalition for the Decriminalisation of Sex Work, and a steering committee member together with Sisonke, National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa, Sonke Gender Justice and Women’s Legal Centre. The Coalition consist of a group of sex workers, activists, advocates and human rights defender who advocate for the law reform and full decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa. For more about the coalition visit: