I am proud to be a sex worker!

My name is Kisakye. I am a woman of 29 years old. I live in Uganda together with my daughter Nakyi. To earn money I do sex work in Kisenyi, a district in Kampala. Being a sex worker means I have to face many challenges. For example, I find it…

How to solve unpleasant incidents: talk!

One day, when I was doing outreach work, there was an incident near the Tan Thuan Bridge. I was sitting and talking with Thao and two other sex workers, when a new customer approached Thao and gave the price. Suddenly, a second man turned up…

How individuals hidden from the view can make a difference: the story of Joseph

Joseph is a 45 year old homeless man who has lived on a using site for 25 years. He has no family that he has contact with, and his home consists of a makeshift shelter of cardboard and plastic sheeting that provides some protection from the…

Despite hardships, LEGALIFE is able to stick to its mission

The situation in Ukraine is still unstable. This negatively influences the life of sex workers. They experience a decrease in income, which is directly linked to the general fall of living standards. People simply don’t have the money to pay…

Lack of information makes people sick

In Costa Rica, many transgender women don’t have sufficient knowledge to keep their bodies healthy. And when a transgender woman gets an STI, she usually cannot afford a complete treatment, including checkups and medicines. She wouldn’t…

Youth Vision gave me a substitute for breastfeeding to protect my child against HIV

My Name is Rama, I’m 37 years old and I live in Nepal. I have a sweet little daughter, Kabitha, she is 16 months old. Until she was eleven months old, I breastfed her. But I was terrified that my milk was poisoning my daughter, as I’m living…

Let's accept HIV and hepatitis C as any other illness and stop discriminating it!

In Indonesia, the number of people who use drugs being detained and incarcerated remains high. Currently, 35-40 percent of the total number of prisoners are people who are detained on drug-related charges. In January 2015, President Joko Widodo…

Let's accept HIV and hepatitis C as any other illness and stop discriminating it!

In Indonesia, the number of people who use drugs being detained and incarcerated remains high. Currently, 35-40 percent of the total number of prisoners are people who are detained on drug-related charges. In January 2015, President Joko Widodo…

Homophobia harms the health of LGBT people in Botswana

A male friend of mine contracted some sexual infection on his rectum. He went to a clinic for treatment. For the sake of his health, he decided to be honest. So he disclosed to the nurse that the sores appeared after he had unprotected sex with…

Making money for my children

My name is Cindy and I am 30 years old. I live in Kireka, a township in Central Uganda, together with my two lovely daughters. I earn my money as a sex worker. I was a married woman between 1997 and 2003, and lived in Bukoto. I divorced my husband,…

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