Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce

The Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Taskforce (SWEAT) is South Africa’s leading sex worker human rights organisation.

SWEAT’s core objective is for sex work to be decriminalised in South Africa so that:

  • Sex workers human rights are respected, protected, promoted and fulfilled by members of society and the state to reduce high levels of violence, intimidation and harassment against sex workers at the hands of the police, their clients, their managers and intimate partners.
  • Sex work is legally recognised a legitimate form of as work and entitles sex workers to the full range of labour law protections which employees are entitled to in other industries.
  • Sex workers can access healthcare services and the criminal justice system without fear of prejudice because of their work.