Portrait of the sex trade

'Lady of the Night' in action PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES
'Lady of the Night' in action PIC: THALEFANG CHARLES

Some people say it is the ‘oldest profession in the world’. Others disagree saying it is actually the ‘oldest oppression in the world’. Well, sex work might not be a regular job, but many people right here in Botswana are doing it.

So who are these people?  Where are they?  Why are they in the sex trade? What do they need? Who are the johns?  How do they do it? How much are their services?  How has HIV affected them?

The Ministry of Health and Wellness in collaboration with USAID, PEPFAR, ACHAP, LINKAGES and FHI360 recently revealed the results of one of their most in-depth studies answering these difficult questions.

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