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Covid-19 Relief for Sex Workers

Covid-19 Relief for Sex Workers

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Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce and Sisonke, National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa have taken upon them to create a solidarity fundraiser for sex worker allies to donate directly to sex workers who may need emergency financial relief to be able to afford basic living needs during the Coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus has brought about a devastating impact on sex workers' livelihood. Many sex workers have suffered a drastic loss of income.

This has led to many sex workers not being able to maintain paying of rent, buying of food, supporting dependents and access to chronic medication for some.

The impact is happening now and will get worse as Coronavirus spreads throughout South Africa and the globe.

This fundraiser will provide emergency relief for sex workers who are not covered by the government stimulus or other financial support provided to workers by the government due to the criminalization of sex work in South Africa and their work not recognized as work.

Due to the total criminalization of sex work in South Africa, sex workers are not recognized under any labor rights, and so they are unable to register themselves under the Unemployment Insurance Fund, which could provide financial relief when temporarily out of work.

The fund will be made up of 100% community donations and redistributed 100% to sex workers across South Africa.  We ask all sex work allies to contribute what they can so that we can try to provide a safety net for the sex worker community.

Our aim is to provide as many once-off funds (ranging from R500 (30$) – R1000 (60$) to as many sex workers in need.

Sex Workers needing assistance can contact SWEAT/Sisonke on our 24-hour Helpline: 0800 606060 or send ‘Please call me’ to 071 357 7632. The line will be monitored by trained counselors and relief administrators who will assess requests as they come in and direct them to our finance team who will distribute funds.

Our ability to provide emergency support is limited to the amount that we receive through fundraising. So far we have provided R8000 (460$) worth of grocery vouchers to homeless sex workers in Cape Town, and we have yielded a couple of calls on our helpline with a request for aid. And we recognise that it is likely that the need will exceed the amount we receive in donations. So, please donate, no amount is too small.  This fund is ongoing until further notice, it's never too late to donate.

 

Donations

  • Nov 11, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Sending love and strength to all my friends at SWEAT. " - Candice Breitz

  • Oct 31, 2020 - USD $ 30.73
  • "Solidarity" - Allie Dee

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Oct 28, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Amor fuerza y luz

    " - Lucy

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I hope my contribution helps and I am praying for the health and mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones " - Esethu Khambule

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I hope my contribution helps and I am praying for the health and mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones " - Esethu Khambule

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 53.00
  • "Sex work is work! Decriminalise sex work for dignity, for safety, for equality. " - Caelin Roodt

  • Sep 28, 2020 - R 53.00
  • "Sex work is work! Decriminalise sex work for dignity, for safety, for equality. " - Caelin Roodt

  • Sep 12, 2020 - R 528.75
  • "Best wishes " - Asanda Benya

  • Sep 11, 2020 - R 300.00
  • "Legalise sex work" - Yumna

  • Sep 10, 2020 - R 95.00
  • "

    solidarity with sex workers (looking forward to the play, too, "Covid waarheid")

    " - terna

  • Aug 30, 2020 - R 700.00
  • "Purchased artwork on charity auction (artists for equity). This was the charity chosen " - Stacey Crouse

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I hope my contribution helps and I am praying for the health and mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones " - Esethu Khambule

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Nombuso

  • Aug 29, 2020 - R 53.00
  • "Sex work is work! Decriminalise sex work for dignity, for safety, for equality. " - Caelin Roodt

  • Aug 11, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Stay safe" - Natalie Hendricks

  • Aug 11, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "R200 was not enough" - Nicole & Keelan

  • Aug 11, 2020 - R 211.50
  • "Donated by Nicole as a house warming gift to Keelan." - Keelan & Nicole

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 52.88
  • "Sex work is work! Decriminalise sex work for dignity, for safety, for equality. " - Caelin Roodt

  • Aug 10, 2020 - R 105.75
  • "The power lies within ourselves. " - SA Le Roux

  • Aug 05, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Amor fuerza y luz

    " - Lucy

  • Aug 04, 2020 - USD $ 57.83
  • "Thank you for your work" - BNS

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Nombuso

  • Jul 29, 2020 - R 370.00
  • "

    Keep up the amazing work

    " - Photo

  • Jul 29, 2020 - USD $ 12.06
  • "i know this will never be enough" - augusta

  • Jul 26, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep up your work." - KL

  • Jul 22, 2020 - R 412.00
  • "

    From Artists4Equity cause

    " - Nina

  • Jul 21, 2020 - R 3 045.00
  • "Mother's for the Future does amazing work. Thank you." - Nalane for Reproductive justice

  • Jul 21, 2020 - R 945.00
  • "ARTISTS4EQUITY" - Vicky Appelbaum

  • Jul 20, 2020 - USD $ 149.98
  • "Artists4Equity" - Aaron

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 840.00
  • "Artists4Equity" - Cleo Mazower

  • Jul 20, 2020 - USD $ 83.99
  • "Thank you to @artists4equity" - Jo

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "Im honoured to be helping this cause with this donation." - Aviwe

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 682.50
  • "Please keep up the important work!" - We are all connected

  • Jul 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Artists4equity" - Lizelies

  • Jul 20, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Artists4Equity" - Aaron

  • Jul 19, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "We hope this little bit helps!" - Sabeeha and Gordon

  • Jul 19, 2020 - R 1 575.00
  • "Important work! Donation on behalf of ARTISTS4EQUITY" - Johannes van Greunen

  • Jul 19, 2020 - R 2 835.00
  • "Decriminalize sex work now! Xxx " - Bianca Davies

  • Jul 18, 2020 - USD $ 40.19
  • "Stay safe and stay well during this difficult time. " - Anne

  • Jul 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sex work is work!" - Karen Graaff

  • Jul 15, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Thank you for the work you do. It is so important." - Nel

  • Jul 15, 2020 - USD $ 11.93
  • "Strength" - M

  • Jul 10, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "We hope this helps in a small way. Love from Aloe Aloe Music & Luh'ra " - Aloe Aloe & Luh'ra

  • Jul 08, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Amor fuerza y luz

    " - Lucy

  • Jul 02, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Decriminalization " - Noam

  • Jul 01, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Hope this helps!

    " - Reitumetse Kholumo

  • Jun 30, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "love and solidarity" - T. Blom

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Nombuso

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I hope my contribution helps and I am praying for the health and mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones " - Esethu Khambule

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 53.00
  • "SEX WORK IS REAL WORK " - Zinhle

  • Jun 29, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Gina

  • Jun 26, 2020 - USD $ 10.35
  • "Solidarity and Love x" - Meaghan

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 58.12
  • "Sending love to the entire SWEAT family! Thinking of you all." - Jenny

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "in solidarity and with thanks" - Clare

  • Jun 24, 2020 - USD $ 40.69
  • "Sex work is work!" - Linda Stupart

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Legalise sex work" - Karen

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "x" - Anonymous

  • Jun 24, 2020 - R 312.00
  • "

    sending love

    " - Tegan

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Tarynn

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sex work is work." - KL

  • Jun 22, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "." - Audrey

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Thank you for this important initiative" - Georgina

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Sex work should be decriminalised. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 21, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "-" - Micaela

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Women who are providing for themselves and their family - who deserve help and the decriminalisation of their profession!" - Jo Ackermann

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 28.83
  • "Love and rage x " - Linda

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "It is your human right to have shelter and food. The government needs to step up and respond to our people’s cries. " - Kate

  • Jun 20, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thank you for the important work you are doing" - Naledi

  • Jun 20, 2020 - USD $ 6.89
  • "<3" - Dimitra

  • Jun 19, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Sex work is real work. Proud to donate." - Morgan Shelly

  • Jun 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "." - Anon

  • Jun 18, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Decriminalize sex work " - Anonymous

  • Jun 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Decriminalise sex work now!!!" - Keely

  • Jun 18, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is real work " - Aniqa Bawa

  • Jun 18, 2020 - USD $ 130.00
  • "Because supporting sex workers in a country where GBV is as gross as SA matters " - Rehana Odendaal

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In solidarity" - Anonymous

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "I hope that more support this" - JS

  • Jun 17, 2020 - USD $ 29.37
  • "Sending solidarity from Canada" - JDP

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sex work is work. Period. " - Rebecca

  • Jun 17, 2020 - USD $ 56.54
  • "Only rights will stop the wrongs! Thank you SWEAT. " - Anna Devereux

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 162.00
  • "

    Sending strength & love

    " - Vidal

  • Jun 17, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Thank you for your work!

    " - FEMMEPROJECTS

  • Jun 15, 2020 - USD $ 12.00
  • "Thank you" - Kelly Makropoulos

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sending love and support" - Jude

  • Jun 15, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Amor fuerza y luz

    " - Lucy

  • Jun 14, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Keep up the brilliant work! Especially during these difficult times" - Anonymous

  • Jun 13, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "We stand in solidarity with you" - Zintle

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sending strength. " - Erin

  • Jun 11, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thinking of you all. Hope this little bit helps!" - Anon

  • Jun 11, 2020 - USD $ 30.19
  • "Sending support in such a difficult time." - Colleen

  • Jun 10, 2020 - USD $ 11.96
  • "Thank you xx" - Angel

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 367.50
  • "With love " - Katie Thomas

  • Jun 10, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I'm keeping you in my prayers" - M.N.M

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 11.89
  • "Strength" - M

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Please stay safe and well and know you are in our thoughts, hearts and struggles for justice" - Mo

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 11.89
  • "I hope a little bit helps. " - A lover

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 118.92
  • "Thank you!" - Seham

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 1 900.00
  • "Solidarity" - M&M

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "In solidarity, and in the fight for sex workers rights " - Lauren Beukes

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 12.65
  • "In solidarity " - Tana

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 59.46
  • "-" - Anonymous

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "A great initiative, happy to contribute " - Matt barge

  • Jun 09, 2020 - USD $ 19.80
  • "In Solidarity" - Jessico Dickerson

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 132.00
  • "

    Donation from My Friend Ned mask order.

    " - Carla Meyer-Kleynhans

  • Jun 09, 2020 - R 212.00
  • "

    Sex workers deserve love and respect

    " - Em

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "Sex work is real work " - Ntokozo

  • Jun 08, 2020 - USD $ 60.00
  • "." - Freedom Monkey

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "SEX WORK IS REAL WORK " - Zinhle

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sending all my love to the dolls 🤍" - Masadiamond

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Thank you for your work! We love you and stand in solidarity with you always " - Anonymous

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Power and strength and love! Xxx" - Mia Darling

  • Jun 08, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Power and strength to you all.

    " - Josie Dalberg

  • Jun 07, 2020 - USD $ 29.69
  • "Thank you for the work, now and always." - Gabriel

  • Jun 07, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Love and solidarity " - Anon

  • Jun 05, 2020 - USD $ 10.00
  • "Solidarity from UK x" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 100.00
  • "I hope my contribution helps and I am praying for the health and mental wellbeing of you and your loved ones " - Esethu Khambule

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 1 575.00
  • "Paying it forward! Good luck!" - Steven

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Justice for Elma Robyn Montsumi! " - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sex work is work!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "" - Proud ally

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    With love. Thanks for the work yall are doing.

    " - Priya

  • Jun 05, 2020 - R 412.00
  • "

    Sex work is work!

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 29.33
  • "when i was a student the sex workers helped me to with little jobs" - holger

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Thank you, SWEAT, for all the incredible hard work and advocacy that you do to protect sex workers in South Africa! " - Jemma Blacklaw

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "thank you " - Bongo

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Forever in support of you <3" - Crafte Botanica

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "Keep up the good work." - Khet

  • Jun 04, 2020 - USD $ 11.73
  • "Thank you for the work you're doing " - Justin

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    I don’t have much to give but I hope that this can help.

    " - Anonymous

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Sex work is work!

    " - Kabelo

  • Jun 04, 2020 - R 3 780.00
  • "Sex work is real work " - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Sex workers are amazing" - Jessie

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is real work. Decriminalize sex work. Amandala! " - Akhona

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 86.95
  • "In solidarity with you" - Mandy

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "In solidarity " - Sanelisiwe

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 12.37
  • "I vow to do more. " - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "With love and solidarity x" - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 52.50
  • "sex work is real work! " - Emma Brent

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 28.98
  • "Thank you for the work you do! " - Ryette

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 26.25
  • "Solidarity!" - Danielle Theron

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "<3" - Juno

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "You are worthy, I hope this money reaches out and assists in a tiem where we are prohibited from touch." - Fabian

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "We must protect those most vulnerable. " - Sexworkisrealwork

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "Strength and love" - Lexi

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Strength and solidarity!" - Nadia

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "." - Anonymous

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "In solidarity. " - Sian

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 28.98
  • "thank you for organizing!" - Tumi

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I hope this small donation helps to bring some respite to sex workers who must be facing such challenging times with the onset of covid. " - Francesca

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 46.38
  • "Soliarity with sex workers" - Alex on behalf of Max

  • Jun 03, 2020 - USD $ 100.35
  • "With love to and in solidarity with all those at SWEAT" - Riley

  • Jun 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Oratile

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 126.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Kurt

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work!" - Matt

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work!" - Anonymous

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "In solidarity with my fellow sex workers and black lives matter" - Annonymous

  • Jun 02, 2020 - USD $ 50.02
  • "Sex work is work!!" - Anthony Scudese

  • Jun 02, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Sex work is work." - Jess Sapsford

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "<3" - Anonymous

  • Jun 01, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Solidarity with sex workers <3" - Ali

  • May 29, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Nombuso

  • May 29, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • """" - Karen

  • May 28, 2020 - USD $ 3 000.00
  • "on behalf of the Pornhub Team, we stand together with the global sex work community. " - The Pornhub Team

  • May 28, 2020 - R 840.00
  • "." - Nicky Falkof

  • May 27, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Nombuso

  • May 27, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "n/a" - ElsegoM

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 56.59
  • "keep going" - Anabelle

  • May 26, 2020 - USD $ 28.29
  • "Solidarity with SWEAT and sex work" - Alex

  • May 25, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "" - Karen

  • May 23, 2020 - USD $ 56.65
  • "sending lots of love. hope everyone is well!" - ns

  • May 22, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sex work is work!" - Marina Rifkin

  • May 21, 2020 - USD $ 19.42
  • "Thank you for your good work. May those who need relief be blessed xxx" - Lin

  • May 21, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "

    In admiration of the important work being done through SWEAT

    " - I

  • May 18, 2020 - USD $ 493.84
  • "On behalf of our sponsors and the wonderful Sia & Mr. Big Sexy!" - B95

  • May 14, 2020 - USD $ 27.30
  • "*" - R

  • May 13, 2020 - R 567.00
  • "Great cause! Keep it up. " - Anonymous

  • May 12, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "In solidarity" - Lindiwe

  • May 10, 2020 - USD $ 300.00
  • "solidarity" - anon

  • May 09, 2020 - USD $ 20.00
  • "Best wishes from the US" - Joe Saul

  • May 07, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • """" - Karen

  • May 06, 2020 - USD $ 622.73
  • "Thank you all for the work you do. You deserve to be supported both emotionally and financially." - Anonymous

  • May 02, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "I hope this helps with sex workers' survival needs in the absence of work" - Jabulile

  • Apr 30, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Thank you for your great work!" - M&M

  • Apr 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep fighting the good fight <3" - Kelsey

  • Apr 27, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "In solidarity " - KLD

  • Apr 26, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sex workers are people too, who work and they need to survive too." - Nomathemba

  • Apr 24, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "." - Nicky Falkof

  • Apr 23, 2020 - R 735.00
  • "..." - Karen

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 18 757.30
  • "

    Sending our collective love and solidarity

    " - Just Associates

  • Apr 21, 2020 - R 2 012.00
  • "

    Great work, keep it up!

    " - Dean

  • Apr 20, 2020 - R 3 000.00
  • "Keep up the amazing work!" - Chris Pianfetti

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Take care and stay safe" - Richard

  • Apr 18, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "xox" - Penny

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "may this bring ease and some justice" - Anonymous

  • Apr 17, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "In solidarity" - Nicky

  • Apr 17, 2020 - USD $ 91.46
  • "Dignity for all" - Anonymous

  • Apr 16, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "<3" - anon

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Love and solidarity " - Sonic

  • Apr 15, 2020 - USD $ 27.37
  • "Bravo for all the good work and kindness in helping others" - Barbsfrance

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 1 012.00
  • "

    Amor fuerza y luz

    " - Lucy

  • Apr 15, 2020 - R 6 223.38
  • "

    Solidarity!

    " - Anonymous

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 62.00
  • "

    Sex work is work. Take care.

    " - Alex Hoffman

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Aluta continua

    " - Anon

  • Apr 14, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Stand tall, be proud and know that there are people who care.

    " - Natasha Micha

  • Apr 14, 2020 - USD $ 100.00
  • "Strength & solidarity" - Kate

  • Apr 12, 2020 - USD $ 11.07
  • "Thank you" - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2020 - R 200.00
  • "solidarity!" - Roshan

  • Apr 12, 2020 - USD $ 27.67
  • "Solidarity. " - Anonymous

  • Apr 12, 2020 - USD $ 55.34
  • "<3" - anonymous

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Solidarity! Stay safe! " - KLD

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Together we are stronger" - Lia

  • Apr 11, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Love and solidarity! " - Natasha Smit

  • Apr 09, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Strength, love and solidarity." - Carla

  • Apr 08, 2020 - USD $ 27.23
  • "stay safe all out there" - Nadine

  • Apr 08, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Praying for the safety and shelter of all sex workers <3" - Keely

  • Apr 08, 2020 - USD $ 54.47
  • "^" - Laura Gamse

  • Apr 08, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thinking of all of you in this time. Stay strong x" - Tlhodi

  • Apr 08, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "SISONKE! MAKWANDE!" - Incognito

  • Apr 07, 2020 - USD $ 26.51
  • "All workers need support at this difficult time!" - Michael Yarbrough

  • Apr 07, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "<3 " - Karen

  • Apr 07, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Thinking of you during this time " - Maria

  • Apr 06, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "Thank you for the opportunity to support to sex workers during this time" - Jabulile

  • Apr 06, 2020 - USD $ 25.00
  • "Everybody people. Everybody love." - Rachael

  • Apr 06, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Keep up the good work and thanks for all that you do for sex workers. " - Genevieve Louw

  • Apr 06, 2020 - USD $ 10.64
  • "Much love from a South African worker in Australia " - Emma

  • Apr 05, 2020 - USD $ 6.14
  • "I hope this small amount makes even the tiniest difference " - Anonymous

  • Apr 05, 2020 - USD $ 26.61
  • "My heart is with you on these tough times" - J Jones

  • Apr 04, 2020 - USD $ 53.22
  • "Best of luck on this shitty time " - Niki

  • Apr 04, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "amandla!" - anon

  • Apr 04, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Equal rights for all x" - M

  • Apr 04, 2020 - USD $ 10.64
  • "Strength and love" - Shari Daya

  • Apr 03, 2020 - R 315.00
  • "I see you, I stand with you." - Grace

  • Apr 03, 2020 - USD $ 10.81
  • "You deserve it!" - Emma B.

  • Apr 03, 2020 - USD $ 14.86
  • "Sending solidarity" - Claire

  • Apr 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Strength to sex workers in this time" - Naomi Hill

  • Apr 03, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "Strength & solidarity." - LG

  • Apr 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "All work is deserving of recognition and social protection" - Charlene

  • Apr 03, 2020 - R 1 050.00
  • "Sending you all love and strength. " - Sanja

  • Apr 03, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "All valid and deserving of human dignity " - Rodain

  • Apr 01, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "Thank you to Sweat for doing this important work! " - Anonymous

  • Apr 01, 2020 - USD $ 5.59
  • "Stay safe" - dario

  • Apr 01, 2020 - USD $ 55.87
  • "" - Anonymous

  • Apr 01, 2020 - R 312.00
  • "

    Solidarity

    " - anonymous

  • Apr 01, 2020 - R 512.00
  • "

    Thinking of you and hope you're safe!

    " - H Hunter

  • Mar 31, 2020 - USD $ 13.98
  • "Support for sexworkers" - Anonymous

  • Mar 31, 2020 - USD $ 100.67
  • "With love and solidarity " - Anonymous

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 500.00
  • "You are rockstars!" - #SexWorkisWork

  • Mar 31, 2020 - USD $ 27.96
  • "Stay strong " - Catherine

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sex work is work. " - Nechama

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you SWEAT...sending love..i will renew payment..just figuring stuff out...strength to all and love to sex-workers for your wisdom and " - Jfb

  • Mar 31, 2020 - USD $ 27.96
  • "Love and solidarity" - Anonymous

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "SWEAT you are AMAZING!!!" - Yours in Solidarity

  • Mar 31, 2020 - USD $ 27.96
  • "Just trying to take care of each other in these difficult times..." - Ancella

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Solidarity with SWEAT and sex work" - Alexandra Sutherland

  • Mar 31, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Thank you for all that you do." - Sorrel

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Stay safe everyone! " - K & M

  • Mar 30, 2020 - USD $ 28.38
  • "Thanks to SWEAT for your powerful activism." - Nicholas de Villiers

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "thank you for coordinating this!" - sally

  • Mar 30, 2020 - USD $ 36.69
  • "Love, strength and solidarity <3" - Max

  • Mar 30, 2020 - USD $ 56.75
  • "Decriminalise sex work; sex worker rights are human rights" - Rachael

  • Mar 30, 2020 - USD $ 11.35
  • "Aluta continua! Stay safe, and strong my fellow comrades." - Ntokozo Yingwana

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex workers should be given unemployment benefits during this difficult time. Strength to all of you. " - Sine

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 1 000.00
  • "

    Stay strong

    " - Jared

  • Mar 30, 2020 - R 112.00
  • "

    Sex Work is DAMN HARD & VALID Work

    " - Phyfer

  • Mar 29, 2020 - R 2 100.00
  • "Strength" - Solidarity

  • Mar 29, 2020 - USD $ 50.00
  • "solidarity" - Anna Pederson

  • Mar 29, 2020 - USD $ 28.38
  • "Stay strong!" - Karen

  • Mar 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Time to decriminalise sex work" - Karen

  • Mar 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Sex work is work" - Catriona

  • Mar 29, 2020 - USD $ 35.00
  • "Great initiative to support sex workers whose livelihoods are under real threat by coronavirus " - Natasha Dyer

  • Mar 29, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Solidarity Forever" - Anna

  • Mar 28, 2020 - R 3 150.00
  • "End criminalisation!" - Anonymous

  • Mar 28, 2020 - USD $ 40.00
  • "Legalise sex work now" - Nicky

  • Mar 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Decriminalise sex work now! " - Kira

  • Mar 28, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "Legalise sex work now" - Brenna

  • Mar 28, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Sex work is work " - Anonymous

  • Mar 28, 2020 - R 420.00
  • "God loves everyone. Give wherever you can give in these trying times. " - Anonymous

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 1 100.00
  • "Legalise sex work" - S

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 105.00
  • "Sex work is work. Sex workers deserve our support. " - Amy

  • Mar 27, 2020 - USD $ 57.35
  • "Love and solidarity" - Allie Dee

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 50.00
  • "Sex Work Is Work" - lloyd

  • Mar 27, 2020 - USD $ 15.00
  • "Stay safe!" - Madeline

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 210.00
  • "Sex work is work. In solidarity! " - Camilla

  • Mar 27, 2020 - R 525.00
  • "In solidarity" - T

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Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce

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SWEAT is a non-profit organization with over 20 years of advocating for human and health rights of sex workers in South Africa.

SWEAT's mission is to support sex workers to access health and human rights in a criminalized system, while at the same time advocating for the decriminalization of sex work in the country.

SWEAT has its head office in Cape Town, but provide services to sex workers Nationally through working with the National Movement of Sex Workers in South Africa, Sisonke. SWEAT provides various services to sex workers, including; outreach programs, workshops, legal services, healthcare services, and 24-hour counseling helpline services.