Women's Legal Centre Trust

Year
2009
Location
Cape Town, South Africa
Amount
$37,411
Term
1 year

A grant to support the joint project, “Every Sex Worker, a Human Rights Defender,” of the Women’s Legal Centre Trust (WLC) and the Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT). The project aims to train sex worker peer educators to systematically document human rights abuses against their community. The documentation will provide an evidence base for strategic litigation and will guide research and advocacy to advance sex workers’ rights in South Africa. OSI funding will support WLC in developing the human rights documentation process, conducting strategic litigation, and providing legal support to SWEAT. This grant was cofunded by the Public Health Program’s Sexual Health and Rights Project and Law and Health Initiative.