Peer HIV Prevention for Sex Workers in Malawi

by Theatre for a Change

Summary

This project provides 120 sex workers in one of the poorest communities in Malawi with the skills to reduce their risk of HIV infection, and the confidence to use them.

$1,454.94
total raised
34
donors
0
monthly donors
8
years

Challenge

Sex workers in Malawi face enormous problems - they are often women with families and no other source of income, and they face abuse from their clients, and neglect from the law. We are working in one of the poorest communities in Lilongwe, the capital of Malawi, and we offer the participants new skills for enabling them to live more safely, generate income from other sources, and perform their stories to audiences such as the police, by whom they would never normally be heard or respected.

Solution

If we can train and employ core groups of sex workers to work with their younger peers, we can reduce their vulnerability to HIV infection and abuse.

Long-Term Impact

This project will empower 120 sex workers to protect themselves, to generate alternative sources of income, and to influence the attitudes and policies, particularly among the police, that can provide them with legal protection.

Resources

http:/​/​www.tfacafrica.com/​
Theatre for a Change home page
Web page & Video on sex work project
Images of the Sex Work Project

Organization Information

Theatre for a Change

Location: London - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.tfacafrica.com
Fiona Morrell
Project Leader:
Fiona Morrell
London, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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