Schuler, G., Oliveira, E. and Vearey, J. (eds) (2016) Izwi Lethu. MoVE and ACMS: Johannesburg.
Izwi Lethu is Zulu for ‘our voice’. More than 30 sex work representatives brought their unique voices to share the Izwi Lethu newsletter in its first year. Featured writers chose to write on a vast array of topics, taking the reader from a courtroom in Botswana to online adult chat rooms. While challenges faced by sex workers are well documented, their voices are often absent in public discussions of sex work, academic representations of sex work, and media reporting on sex work. This participatory arts-based project seeks to highlight sex worker stories in sex worker’s own words. Built on previous partnerships between the African Centre for Migration & Society (ACMS) and the Sisonke Sex Worker Movement, this project aims to link research to issues of social justice and and advocacy.
- Preview ‘Izwi Lethu: Our Voice’ Issue 17 - November 2, 2018
- Celebrating sex workers’ stories at the Workers’ Museum - November 29, 2017
- Izwi Lethu - December 2, 2016
- “At Your Own Risk”: Narratives of Migrant Sex Workers in Johannesburg - November 10, 2016
- Limpopo Crossings - August 8, 2016