Duduzile Dlamini

Ms Dlamini is a human rights defender and activist who participates in the fight for the decriminalization of sex work. She has been a part of Sex Workers Education and Advocacy Task force (SWEAT) for 8 years.

She began as a peer educator, progressed to program manager and eventually founded an organization – Mothers for the Future and Sex Workers Empowerment. Ms Dlamini is also a National Organizer/ Mobiliser for Sisonke – a union for Sex Workers in South Africa. She is also a Board Member of SHARISA – Sexual Health and Rights Initiative of South Africa, and is part of the Steering Committee of SRJC – Sexual Reproductive Justice Coalition which represents sex workers who are mothers. Ms Dlamini holds a seat in the Parliamentary Joint Committee desk in South Africa, holds a chair in Civil Society Adviser for the United Nations. She is also a Lobbyist for COSATU – Congress of South African Trade Unions and FEDUSA – Federation of Unions of South Africa. She is a member of the Working Committee on National Strategic Plan for Gender Base Violence in South Africa.

She lectures at SACAP on Sex Work and Decriminalisation. She is also an active member of Civil Society on Parliament Watch. She has been nominated as International Ambassador of the Coalition of Children affected by HIV.