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WINGS #23-17 Sex Worker Rights Kenya

Sex workers and allies demonstrate as murder goes unsolved


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Length: 0:28:43
Uploaded: 25 Sep, 2017

Recording Date: 24 Sep, 2017
Recording Location: Mombasa, Kenya, and Denman Island BC Canda
Logsheet: none
Language: English
Topical for: Timeless
Status: Complete, Ready to Air
Copyright: Creative Commons License
WINGS #23-17 Sex Worker Rights in Kenya by Diana Wanyonyi and WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
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Program Title: WINGS #23-17 Sex Worker Rights Kenya
Description: 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(s): 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.


Regional > Africa
Society and Culture > Sexuality
Society and Culture > Women
Type: Weekly Program

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