SWEAT has a 25-year history in organising, advocating for and delivering services to South African adult sex workers.Our vision is a South Africa where people who choose to sell sex are able to enjoy freedom, rights and human dignity. SWEAT has determined the discussions on a decriminalised 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 and are respected and valued members of society.

We embrace the concept of wellness – which requires the active participation of sex workers in becoming aware of and making choices toward a healthy and fulfilling life. Wellness goes beyond merely the absence of disease – it includes physical, mental, and social well-being.

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