A story of change: Turning Mozambique’s police into an ally

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Last updated on: 27 February 2024

A short story of how our partner Tiyane Vavasate and Pathfinder managed to get sex workers and police – one of the major perpetrators of violence against sex workers- work together. As a result, sex workers in Mozambique have gained a voice in dealing with the police, police have turned from perpetrator to allies in the HIV response and violence is being tackled effectively.


We guarantee that our citizens, their goods and their safety are protected. This includes the safety of key populations, such as sex workers, here in Maputo
– Police officer, Maputo


16 Days of Activism 2021

This year, during the 16 Days of Activism, we call out to once and for all decriminalise sex work. For 16 days, we will share impactful stories and successful approaches. Join us to #DecrimSexWork now! Dive into our 16 Days of Activism stories here!