Female National Sex Workers Alliance in Malawi

Location

Blantyre
Malawi
Contact email: 
zinenanimajawa@yahoo.com
Who do you work with?: 
Female sex workers, health service providers.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?: 
They are the owners of the alliance and they are responsible for making the decisions.
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?: 
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face: 
Mandatory HIV testing and rape by the police.
Describe other areas of your work: 
Advocate for recognition of sex work as work, fight stigma and discrimination faced by sex workers, referral of sex workers whose rights have been abused.