Sex workers in protest march in Lilongwe: ‘We provide essential services’

Female sex workers marched in the streets of the capital Lilongwe against a government decision to impose a night curfew and closure of bars which they say have serious economic implications on their lives.

Sex workers demo in Lilongwe
Sex workers demo in Lilongwe

They are asking government to review the decisions and allow them to operate normally, saying they provide “essential services.”

The protests were disrupted  after the Lilongwe District Commissioner refused to receive their petition, forcing them to go to Lilongwe City Council instead.

Executive Director for the Female Sex Workers’ Association, Zinenani Majawa, says the on-going street protests in Lilongwe are also meant to bring to the attention of the public issues of that stigma related to sex work.

She, particularly, mentions police abuse of sex workers as an item high on the list.

Majawa says police officers sexually abuse prostitutes.

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chanda mwenya
5 months ago

Jesus help us

Lol
Lol
6 months ago

THEY ARE ESSENTIAL WORKERS! Tell me what’s the difference between a prostitute and a doctor?! Don’t you people know illegal sex workers are no different than they?! (I’m being sarcastic….throw these people in jail. What a joke.)

Lego
6 months ago

Do these sex workers understand the meaning of ESSENTIAL SERVICES?Koma umbuli ku Malawi,is sex essential services really?

Marumbo
6 months ago
Reply to  Lego

Yes sex is essential especially if you are a normal person. Koma ngati sutota then sex is not essential to you. Tisiyeni Ife tizinjoya ndi ma essential sex workers awa. Kaye hule kukoma lol!

President Chisokonezo
6 months ago

Which essential service. Mahuledi ndi inu anthu otayika eti.

ERUTU
ERUTU
6 months ago

Business yopanda MPAMBA bola kusamba ndi MALUWA soap baasi pamsewu video kung’ayimisa 🎥

Phwerera
6 months ago

Koma ma nurse ambiri ndiye umbeta wakukakamiranitu. Mpakana 42 years koma Banja osalipeza? Munyanya matama ma nurse fotseki!

Psyuta
6 months ago

Ine ndiye nyere yandipola ndikufuna hule emweyo andithandize coz azimayi apabanjawa kuumira too much. Milandu thoooo! Komanso amachita kukuwerengera ati poti wachinda dzulo, udzachindanso after 5 days eish! Mahule you are good people you really help amuna amotofe.

Atuganire
Atuganire
6 months ago

Msika chimasire wachalume watuu Ari nambo pa lock down. Nanunso panganiko want ulbera muulawe u MG 1 u.atokomatu inu…mutocheredwa ndi mademowo…ulomberawo ukumachitika zimu woyera uja amakhara nawo pompo…tikufuniranije zabwino zochuruka

Ernest Nyirenda
Ernest Nyirenda
6 months ago

Essential service yake ndie iti? to who? if u r single just marry if already married, be faithful to ur hubby.

So where do we put this under essential service?

Lets wake up titha ndi covid tikamangomatchapo zilizonse. Most men in this business are already married.

Kulitu judgement that last day!!!

Too much human rights

Last edited 6 months ago by Ernest Nyirenda
PelomaPepe
PelomaPepe
6 months ago

Well put!

manyatwako
manyatwako
6 months ago

ngati sunanyengepo hule

Anzelu ndi Anzelu
Anzelu ndi Anzelu
6 months ago

Osamaputa mawule otherwise awulula mayina amakastomala awo. Remember the condoms in Parliament? Where were they using them. Amuna ambili kuMalawi amakonda mawule, 90% amapeza ma services from mawule. Only 10% basi samapanga nawo zanyasi izi. Ine ndinaziwona on the night of Miss Malawi pageant, all the hotels in Blantyre were fully booked.

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