A story of change: Increased access to justice for Botswana’s sex workers

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Last updated on: 27 February 2024

Read the story of how sex workers in Botswana, united in Sisonke, and partner BONELA set up a response system to enable sex workers who experienced violence to report cases immediately and thus have better access to the services they need.

I didn’t know anything about my rights. I just know that I am a sex worker and I was being used by men. So I learnt a lot from this programme, knowing that I too have rights. Knowing that whenever I face problems there are some people who can help me. Those are paralegals and whenever I get my rights violated, I can report to the police because I got rights to do that. And I walk with my head up.
– Sex worker