Equal Rights, Human Rights

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Last updated on: 27 February 2024

Protecting the rights of sex workers: Evidence on human rights violations
This is the second year that the Hands Off programme presents data on human rights violations perpetrated against sex workers in the past twelve months. A total of 2009 human rights violations were captured in Botswana, Mozambique, South Africa and Zimbabwe between December 2021 and November 2022.

Sex workers are human: they are mothers, sisters and professionals we don’t even think about. Whenever sex workers are raped, whenever sex workers are beaten, we need justice for that, regardless of what policies say.

– Leeroy, Zimbabwe