Mozambique sex workers and Trump's policy - PhMuseum

Mozambique sex workers and Trump's policy

TaraTW

2018

The International Centre for Reproductive Health (ICRH), a non-profit, lost it's funding earlier this year to help sex workers in the Tete province. ICRH would help sex workers become peer educators so they could help educate women about their rights and their health. The organization wouldn't sign Trump's expanded Mexico City Policy which now not only affects reproductive health funding but now includes almost all health sectors including those for HIV/AIDs and sex workers. Since ICRH has been defunded, there has been another local organization that has stepped in, but they don't understand the issues as well, and the peer educators find it harder to work with them. Abortion was only decriminalized recently in Mozambique, and no clinics even offer the services as of yet, but ICRH decided they couldn't sign the policy because they had to be able to tell women about all their family planning options. Most of their work was with educating and helping sex workers, all programs which are now suffering because of the cuts. They applied to other donors for funding and were planning to restart some of their programs soon but during the interm period a lot of sex workers said that there were more problems and some women had greatly suffered from the lack of the NGO presence.

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  • Sex workers hang out at their living quarters which is also where they bring clients at night in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • A sex worker stands underneath a lamppost in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • The night clinic which was funded by ICRH is seen after sunset in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018. The NGO, ICRH recently lost it's funding to help sex workers in the Tete province.

  • A sex worker gets on a clients motorbike in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • A sex worker takes a shower at their living quarters which is also where they bring clients at night in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • A sex worker gets ready for the night at a "hotspot" in Cahora Basso, Tete province, Mozambique May 12, 2018.

  • A sex worker shows off her late night dress at their living quarters which is also where they bring clients at night in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • A sex worker who has HIV but isn't taking her meds, has been sick for days at a "hotspot" in Cahora Basso, Tete province, Mozambique May 12, 2018.

  • A sex worker lies inside her room at a "hotspot" in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • Sex workers wait for customers in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • People go to a concert in Cahora Basso, where a lot of sex workers go to pick up clients, in Tete province, Mozambique May 12, 2018.

  • A sex worker tries to get a customer in Tete, Tete province, Mozambique May 11, 2018.

  • People go to a concert in Cahora Basso, where a lot of sex workers go to pick up clients, in Tete province, Mozambique May 12, 2018.


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