27 February 2013

Ghana: Old Fadama Sex Workers Thrill Show

The Theater for a Change has launched its Old Fadama Legislative Theatre project with an interactive theater performance at Jamestown community theater centre.

A group of marginalized and vulnerable women known as the peace and love club performed a play about the lives of sex workers in old fadama.

The plot followed a young woman with no money from her family, who is forced to fend for herself and goes into sex work out of economic desperation.

The event aimed to educate the audience about the challenges faced by sex workers in old Fadama, to advocate for gender equality and fight the profound stigmatization sex workers experience.

Theatre for a change also launched a situational analysis report into lives of sex workers in old Fadama. The results of this study revealed that sex workers in this area suffer from sexual and reproduction health and are highly at risk of contracting HIV.

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