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IZWI LETHU: OUR VOICE

Issue 17

Izwi Lethu Our Voice

2018: Issue 17

A NEWSLETTER BY SEX WORKERS FOR SEX WORKERS

Editor’s Note

Photo Feature

by Lunga, Editor in Chief

by Ziyanda, Photographer

Editor in Chief: Lunga Managing Editor: Kagee

Reporter: Ziyanda Reporter: Chidhavazo


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Symposium Highlighting Human Trafficking and the Negatives it Brings to Sex Work by Ziyanda, Reporter

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A True Friend Indeed by Chidhavazo, Reporter

Johannesburg Arrival (2009) He arrived in Johannesburg at 3:30 p.m. at Power House in Braamfontein. Images: www.facebook.com/PowerhouseBusStation/


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Sex Work on Crutches by Ziyanda, Reporter

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Taking Care of Children by Ziyanda, Reporter

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Caring for Children (2018) Nomsa disappeared until the 23rd of July without visiting her children.

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Sisonke National Meeting: A Celebration of Growth and Resilience by Lunga, Editor in Chief


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Meeting Time (2018) Sisonke had a national meeting to work towards solving some of the challenges that sex workers face.


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Photo Feature by Chidhavazo, Photographers

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Chidhavazo (2018) Scenes from around Johannesburg.


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Guest Column: Why we need to keep pushing for sex workers’ rights! by Dr. Phoebe Kisubi, Africa Gender Institute, University of Cape Town

Less 31 (2017) Decrim Sex Work. Nelspruit Sex Worker Poster Project.


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Know Your Rights — Cape Town by SWEAT Legal Defense Centre

We aim to empower sex workers by Provision of holistic legal services, including individual legal advice, representation, and support and group impact litigation that challenges the criminal laws and advances the rights of sex workers. Further we aim to empower sex workers by creating an enabling legal environment within which sex workers will be able to access fair and non-judgmental legal services.


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Ask Dear Mastoep by Dear Mastoep

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Health Tip

The Day I Will Never Forget

from Smart Sex Resource

by Chidhavazo, Reporter

Cheating herself (2018) She was paid R1,500 for the act of disguising herself to the many people in the church.


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Read Past Izwi Lethu Issues Online by Sisonke and MoVE

Izwi Lethu is a Gauteng-based newsletter by sex workers for sex workers. Sisonke Sex Worker Movement and the African Centre for Migration and Society are partnering to produce a newsletter, facilitate creative writing workshops, print and distribute hard copies, and promote the content online through multiple platforms. You can read the past issues online at https://issuu.com/ move.methods.visual.explore/docs


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Know Your Sisonke Interviews: Aviwe Mbutye by Lunga, Editor in Chief

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Kholi’s Desk by Kholi, Sisonke National Co-ordinator

Kholi’s Desk (2016) This is Kholi, one day at the office.


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Sisonke Board Meeting by Sisonke National

The Board Meeting (2018) Board members had the opportunity to engage and participate with each other with a focus on Sisonke’s key strategic areas and developmental goals.

Sisonke Sex Worker Movement Launched in 2003, Sisonke is South Africa’s only sex worker movement run by sex workers for sex workers. Sisonke aims to unite sex workers, improve living and working conditions, fight for equal access to rights, and advocate for the decriminalisation of sex work in South Africa.

Izwi Lethu is a collaboration between Sisonke Sex Worker Movement and ACMS’s the MoVE Project.

Check out methodsvisualexplore.tumblr.com for extended articles, audio recordings of writers reading their stories, and many more pictures.

Izwi Lethu: Our Voice, Issue 17, 2018  
Izwi Lethu: Our Voice, Issue 17, 2018