16 Days of Discontent: protecting the rights of sexworkers

There is a need to make amendments to legislation around the rights of sexworkers in South Africa, as various elements of the law continues to criminalise the practice.

702's Redi Tlhabi spoke to Ishtar Lakhadi, national coordinator of sexworkers' rights group, SWEAT, about some of the challenges faced by sexworkers in this regard.

Listen to the interview below:

...Living off the proceeds of sexwork is a criminal offence. For instance if a sexworker pays her children's school fees, that child is a criminal.

Ishtar Lakhadi, national coodinator at sexworkers' rights group, SWEAT

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