Sumy Sadurni

Photographer
   
Sex workers in lockdown Kampala
Location: Uganda
Nationality: Spanish-Mexican-Chilean
Biography: Sumy is a freelance journalist and photographer originally currently based in Kampala, Uganda covering the East Africa region. She is fluent in spoken and written English, Spanish and French. Her work is primarily focused on international current... MORE
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Sex workers in lockdown Kampala
Copyright Sumy Sadurni 2023
Updated May 2020
Topics Covid-19, Health/Healing, HIV/AIDS, Human Rights, Hunger, Photography, Spotlight, Transgender, Workers Rights
Sex workers in Kampala are struggling from the lockdown imposed in Uganda in order to curb the spread of Covid-19 . They are totally unable to work AND local leaders in their areas have cut them out of government food distribution lists because of the stigma surrounding their line of work.

Lady Mermaid’s Bureau, Uganda’s leading organisation led sex workers for sex workers, has taken it upon themselves to deliver vital household items and HIV medications to the ladies they support. They are a grassroots local organisation led by sex workers for sex workers. Hajarah, the Executive Director, is a former sex worker herself and for years has fought for her womens' rights.

To support LMB's covid programme, donations are accepted via: https://www.gofundme.com/f/kampalaswrelief?fbclid=IwAR2pl7NJIWtJpTxw3EJLvcxz93Z0l3C8tP1RY69tDAbHRs8a6fpU4DB5kyQ

Story published in AFP
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