Video: I’m a transgender sex worker, but only God can judge me

Amnesty International’s new policy on sex work is an important milestone, but the fight for sex worker rights is far from over.

As sex workers around the world welcome Amnesty International’s new policy on sex work, they also remind us that the fight for sex worker rights is far from over.

Roxy, 25, is a transgender sex worker from Cape Town, South Africa and she is also living with HIV. Roxy faces many human rights violations in her life, not least the discrimination she experiences in health facilities.

Listen to Roxy’s story and and find out why she is advocating for the decriminalisation of sex work.

To support Roxy, sign the SWEAT campaign and help decriminalise sex work now!

This video was made with the support of Link Up, a project that reaches young women and men living with and affected by HIV aged 24 years and under. The project has a particular focus on  sex workers and LGBT people, all of whom experience extreme difficulties accessing services due to the high levels of stigma, discrimination, and in some cases, the fear of arrest.

The video was produced by Key Correspondents Nina Benedicte Kouassi, Adella Mbabazi and Hazvinei Mwanaka

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