Phones protect Uganda’s sex workers from police harassment

By Neha Wadekar NAIROBI (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – When Fatia, 25, leaves her home to sell sex in the grungy hotels and hastily parked cars of the Ugandan capital, Kampala, she keeps her hand clenched around her phone. After three years, her biggest fear is not violent clients or exposure to HIV, but harassment by Kampala’s police. Call the emergency number for Lady Mermaid’s Bureau (LMB) – a sex workers’ advocacy organization – and beep once.
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