A loud but peaceful demonstration demanding justice for Martha, the slain 32-year-old mother of one whose murder by a client is unsolved, also provides an occasion for discussing the general abuse of rights of women who support themselves and their families by selling sexual services. The murder took place in a popular nightclub patronized largely by white tourists. The disrespect and abuses are all around, however.

Host: Diana Wanyonyi

Featured Speakers/Guests:

Chanting and screaming demonstrators; Josephine Ajiambo, an officer from Sex Workers Alliance; Mary Kiambi, an officer from International Centre for Reproductive Health in Mombasa; an unnamed sex worker who has been in the industry for more than 15 years; Esther Nelima, an officer from Coast Smart Women Against HIV/ AIDS and Violence; Francis Auma, an officer from Haki Africa, a human right organization based in Mombasa that receives complaints of rights abuses against sex workers daily; Jackline Polo-Kawere is Senior Legal Counsel in Mombasa for FIDA Kenya – a branch of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.

Credits:

Produced by Diana Wanyonyi. Series Producer, Frieda Werden.
ON WINGS | November 18, 2017 | 2:30 pm

Sex Worker Rights In Kenya

A loud but peaceful demonstration demanding justice for Martha, the slain 32-year-old mother of one whose murder by a client is unsolved, also provides an occasion for discussing the general abuse of rights of women who support themselves and their families by selling sexual services. The murder took place in a popular nightclub patronized largely by white tourists. The disrespect and abuses are all around, however.

Host: Diana Wanyonyi

Featured Speakers/Guests:

Chanting and screaming demonstrators; Josephine Ajiambo, an officer from Sex Workers Alliance; Mary Kiambi, an officer from International Centre for Reproductive Health in Mombasa; an unnamed sex worker who has been in the industry for more than 15 years; Esther Nelima, an officer from Coast Smart Women Against HIV/ AIDS and Violence; Francis Auma, an officer from Haki Africa, a human right organization based in Mombasa that receives complaints of rights abuses against sex workers daily; Jackline Polo-Kawere is Senior Legal Counsel in Mombasa for FIDA Kenya – a branch of the International Federation of Women Lawyers.

Credits:

Produced by Diana Wanyonyi. Series Producer, Frieda Werden.

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