Cops demanding free unprotected s.e.x as fine from thigh vendors. The rouge police officers demand free and unprotected s.e.x thereby exposing the young women to HIV/AIDS, and other s.e.xually transmitted infections.
A s.e.x workers’ lobby group, Katswe Sistahood, has raised alarm over the s.e.xual exploitation thigh vendors are subjected to by some male police officers in Epworth and the streets and bars of Harare.
This was revealed by Talent Jumo, the Katswe Sistahood director during an event to mark World AIDS Day. Said Jumo: S.e.x workers in Epworth said sometimes there are exploited by the police who say if you do not want me to arrest you, have s.e.x with me.
So at the end of the day, there are also being s.e.xually exploited. In many cases, the police officers do not use condoms as a basis to reduce your fine. So we are appealing to our policymakers to look at that.
There is a need for supportive laws and support to secure their (s.e.x workers) safety and the well being of the key populations.
She added that male police officers usually round-up s.e.x workers loitering in the streets and bars before demanding s.e.x from them as fines. As a result, many s.e.x workers are forced to go underground and they will not come out for fear of being molested, Jumo said.
Source – Pindula News