A movement formed by sex workers, for sex workers

Who We Are

Sisonke meaning “Togetherness” is a movement formed by sex workers and for sex workers. The organization started after sex workers grew tired of being abused, isolated and suffering human rights violations. It was officially launched in the Western Cape, 2003 and has since established offices in six provinces; Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.

Sisonke has membership all over South Africa and endeavours to set up offices in all nine provinces in the near future. Currently having a head office in Observatory, Cape Town, Sisonke has a staff complement of over 30 employees nationally and continues to grow.

Izwi Lethu Our Voice


Issue 19 provides the team with an opportunity to create an even better Izwi Lethu Our Voice that has been a platform for sexworkers to share the challenges they face in the industry and continue the call for the decriminalisation of sex work that has led to many suffering from unjust laws.

Peer of the Month

Sisonke is proud to announce
Josephine Malema as a
Sisonke Peer Of The Month for April 2019,
a second for Limpopo.
Decriminalise Sex Work Now Asijiki!

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