Phones Protect Uganda’s Sex Workers from Police Harassment – Thomson Reuters Foundation

September 6, 2016

In Uganda, sex work is illegal and highly stigmatised, making women vulnerable to unlawful arrest, rape, bribery, beating and murder. Now, a new technology initiative has provided around 1,000 sex workers across Uganda with information-loaded digital memory cards so they can use their phones to learn how to protect themselves against violence, HIV/AIDS and unwanted pregnancies.