SWEAT is at the cutting edge of sex worker advocacy, human rights defence and mobilisation in Africa. SWEAT has determined the discussions on a legal adult sex work industry where sex work is acknowledged as work, and where sex workers have a strong voice, which informs and influences wider social debates. SWEAT has campaigned for the inclusion of sex workers as respected and valued members of society.SWEAT launches #Say Her Name campaign. Go to sweat.org.za/say-her-name/ to see the tributes to these brave women.
SWEAT advocates for law reform of the sex work industry in South Africa, through its support for total decriminalisation of adult sex work. We also offer services through outreach, workshops and events and we have a human rights defense project. We believe in the human rights of sex workers, we believe that women and men in sex work have the right to self determination and dignity. SWEAT has offices in Cape Town but provides support for sex workers nationally through strategic partnerships with other organisations and networks.
SWEAT is South Africa's leading sex worker rights organisation at the forefront of sex worker advocacy, human rights defence and mobilisation.
SWEAT is a registered non-profit organisation based in Cape Town, South Africa. We work with sex workers, offering health and counselling services and advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work.