Sex Workers Often ‘Easy Targets’ for Abuse

Sex workers face the same threats; harassment, assault and rape in their daily lives

Leigh Davids‚ who has been a sex worker for more than two decades‚ faces the same threats almost everyday; harassment‚ assault and rape and this is the reality faced by many sex workers in South Africa but some do not live to tell the tale.

Issues related to the rights of sex workers came under the spotlight during the trial of renowned artist, Zwelethu Mthethwa‚ at the Cape Town High Court.

Advocacy group, Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) records show at least 30 sex workers had been brutally murdered around the country since July 2014. The report also found that many are found ‘strangled and mutilated’ with multiple stab wounds.

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Source: 
Sowetan

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