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The article deals with the increase of sex work during the day as a result of competition amongst sex workers. Related GL Commentaries Sex workers unprotected from violence Police wield a big stick over sex workers. Your email address will not be published.
Electronic address: rfieldingmiller ucsd. Women who engage in transactional sex are not only at increased risk of HIV and intimate partner violence, but also face social risks including gossip and ostracism. These social and physical risks may be dependent on both what a woman expects and needs from her partner and how her community perceives the relationship.
For years there have been anecdotal reports of desperate women, unable to find work at the Matsapha Industrial Estate where Swaziland's few factories are clustered, exchanging sex for food to feed themselves or their children. But until a raid this weekend on two "hostels" in Mbhuleni township, across the highway from Mastapha, there had been no evidence of an organized brothel-based sex trade. Media reports said the police, with the help of the local community, closed down two brothels in Mbhuleni where a total of 35 girls, aged from 14 to 17, were trading sex for basic meals served in the neighbourhood cafes, as well as alcohol, provided either by their pimps or directly by their clients. They were turning our sisters into whores.
The king of Swaziland has announced a five-year ban on sex for young people. Girls in rural and urban parts of the tiny mountain kingdom are responding very differently to the news. In both rural and urban parts of Swaziland, girls say when they first heard about the five-year sex ban, they thought is was a joke.
Poverty is forcing girls in Swaziland to drop out of school and become sex workers, according to a media report. The girls cannot afford school fees or uniforms, so some drop out. Others stay at school but also work as prostitutes, the Times of Swaziland reported on Monday 18 September
A year-old Mozambican woman has narrated how she was allegedly trafficked to Swaziland by her mother, who then offered her to different men for sex in return for money. The mother 38who has since been charged for contravening the People Trafficking and People Smuggling Prohibition Act, allegedly took her to a number of bars around the country, where she offered her to different men for sex, in return for money. It is further alleged that the mother also forced her to take alcohol and smoke.
They were also raped by soldiers and security officers, the Sex Workers National Indaba was told on Tuesday 30 October Lukhele also said 44 per cent of those who were raped were afraid to report the attack for fear of being stigmatised. The Swazi Observer reported she said half the sex workers who took part in a survey said they were refused police protection and some had been blackmailed and physically harassed. Sex workers from across Swaziland gave testimony at the workshop.
To fight the virus, he revived an ancient chastity law. For five years, he announced via courtiers, virgins would be barred from so much as shaking hands with males. They would also be expected to wear traditional blue and yellow tassels to warn Swazi men not to touch them.
Bhekumusa Lukhele does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Young Swazi adults who spend a significant amount of time on Facebook and have previously had sex with someone they met on the popular social networking site are likely to have several partners, according to a study we conducted in Swaziland.