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Joanne was abused as a child and became pregnant at a very young age. She was forced to leave school with only a primary education and could not speak English very well. When she moved to Kampala from her village she was told she could get a good job but she had nowhere to stay and ended up becoming a sex-worker in order to support herself and her two children.
While sex-work offers some financial support, the fact that it is illegal and that gender inequality is high in Uganda make sex workers very vulnerable to rape and violence. Someone uses you but he does not want to pay. We are being beaten, and there's a lot of stress and competition. Other times, when that man buys you, he tells you the money, you negotiate when you go to the lodge the man does not pay you. That is the most hard thing because you need to feed your children, but someone does not pay you.
The men beat us when we are in the lodges. So they end up infecting you sometimes. My other sex workers most of them got infected through that. We are even being raped by policemen sometimes. Then he will release you. Women cells are not the same as the ones for men - sometimes you are there alone at night. So police cells are being used to rape women. Even me. I have had two abortions. Joanne used local herbs to terminate her pregnancy which led to complications.
Since being involved with Lady Mermaid's Bureau Joanne has been taught English and computer skills and has also got access to contraception and legal support. Because it is illegal they abuse you. If they legalise it, it will be good. You have been emailed a receipt for your donation. If you do not receive an email receipt, please check your spam folder before contacting us.
Breadcrumb Home Stories. Sex workers in Uganda find hope. One such organisation which received support under the last round of funding is called Lady Mermaid's Bureau. Related subjects. Gender equality. Related programme. Safe Abortion Action Fund. Related countries.