Case Study: Ethiopia – Voices of young women who sell sex

Although sex work is not illegal in Ethiopia, sex workers have long faced stigma and discrimination that impedes their ability to access sexual and reproductive health services (SRH) and information, legal protection, equal economic opportunities and community acceptance. In Ethiopia, Link Up’s aim is to improve access to sexual and reproductive health care among young key populations and, more broadly, fulfil their sexual and reproductive health rights. This case study explores the work of Link Up implementing partner the Nikat Charitable Association, in supporting young women who sell sex and, in particular, the use of a radio programme to combat stigma and discrimination.