Can sex workers be scholars? Nikat Ethiopia says yes!

10/09/2009 at 10:44 Leave a comment

Graduation celebrations at Nikat

Graduation celebrations at Nikat

Nikat is a sex worker organisation in Ethiopia. It has developed from a small income generation project to an NGO that provides education, social support and health services in the capital and mentors 30 newly established sex workers co-operatives throughout the country

Recently 15 Nikat members graduated in basic computer applications at their Drop in Centre in Addis Abbaba.

Hennock Alemayehu (pictured) director of Timret Le Howit a local NGO that provides support and resources to Nikat said,

“This is a kind of day which helps to continue to work on our ambitious Mission… This is a best example of sex workers’ empowerment”

Cheryl Overs of PLRI said, “This is exactly this kind of work needed to enable sex workers from developing countries to participate in research, programming and policy advocacy meaningfully and effectively. I applaud and congratulate the women of Nikat as well as their supporters such as Timret and condom marketers DKT. Your visionary work and principled commitment is turning high ideals into sustainable reality on the ground.’

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