Pink Power is a grassroots movement fighting for human rights of the most vulnerable girls and women in Sierra Leone. Started and led by sex-workers, the initiative is aiming to eliminate violence against girls and women.
WE CREATE AWARENESS ABOUT LIFE AND CONDITIONS OF SEX WORKERS
In Sierra Leone a lot of girls and women are forced into prostitution to survive. Because of poverty and lack of job- and education opportunities they have to find a way to make money. According to UNAIDS there is more than 2400 sex workers in Sierra Leone. Besides that there is a lot of other vulnerable girls who experience assault, abuse and rape. We are a grassroots organization who are helping the girls and women with condoms, support and sometimes legal and financial assistance as well.
ORGANIZING AND MOBILIZING SEX WORKERS TO STAY UNITED AND FIGHT FOR THEIR HUMAN RIGHTS
We want the sex workers in Sierra Leone to know that they have rights as human beings. Even though they often are stigmatized by society we know that they are working as sex workers to survive. Not because they like their occupation. Like any other human being they deserve respect and acceptance from fellow human beings.
RUNNING EDUCATIONAL CAMPAIGNS ABOUT HUMAN RIGHTS AND HOW TO ELIMINATE OPPRESSIVE AND AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOUR
Pink Power is offering various opportunities for sex workers and other vulnerable girls and women. In our office we have free educational program such as tailoring, hair dressing and computer classes. In our safehouse we educate young women to become Kekeh drivers, so they can get an income without going in the streets at nighttime.
RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT HIV AND OTHER STIS
Pink Power is running outreach and night campaigns to raise awareness about the risk of getting AIDS and other STI’s. Our employees and volunteers are distributing flyers and condoms to make the girls and women protects themselves. We don’t want them to get sick and die.
If you want to support our work for vulnerable girls and women in Sierra Leone you can donate to our Pink Power account. Your help will be appreciated.