Sisonke meaning “Togetherness” is a movement formed by sex workers and for sex workers. The organization started after sex workers grew tired of being abused, isolated and suffering human rights violations. It was officially launched in the Western Cape, 2003 and has since established offices in six provinces; Western Cape, Eastern Cape, Kwazulu-Natal, Gauteng, Limpopo and North West.

The aims of the WVLSA project are:

  • to develop national solidarity amongst sex workers
  • to reduce stigma associated with sex work
  • to challenge and change existing laws relating to sex work
  • to fight for and defend the human and health rights of sex workers
  • to fight for the recognition of sex work as work
  • to capacitate sex workers to speak and take lead of their lives.