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A South African trans woman’s tempestuous journey through sex trafficking to survival

By Donor Direct Action | Jul 3, 2018
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My mother died in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, when I was just 12 years old. I was the youngest of three boys. I was devastated.…

Why I resigned from the South African “Sex Work” Movement

By Donor Direct Action | Jun 12, 2018
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Like many women in South Africa with first-hand experience of the sex trade, when I initially joined the Sisonke Movement of Sex Workers I was…

Will SA be the first African country to pass effective laws to end prostitution?

By Donor Direct Action | May 26, 2017
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While it is widely acknowledged that existing laws governing prostitution in South Africa have done little for the well-being of people in prostitution in this country, it has still taken several years for any progress to be made regarding the amendment of laws pertaining to the sex trade.

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“I survived human trafficking in Johannnesburg”

By Donor Direct Action | Nov 13, 2014

Grizelda Grootboom was 18 years old when a trip to Johannesburg turned into a nightmare. Trafficked in Yeoville she was tied in a room for two weeks and forced to work as a sex slave. This is her story.