Extreme poverty has forced many girls into the sex trade. Helen Chane not her real name , a grade 10 student aged 17, became a commercial sex worker after her parents died from AIDS-related illnesses about a year ago. Sex work in Addis is usually linked to establishments such as restaurants, bars, hotels and nightclubs frequented by wealthy expatriates or local businessmen, but the city also has residential houses that function as unlicensed brothels. According to a census in Addis by the American healthcare agency, Family Health International FHI , 8, establishment-based sex workers were identified in the capital, 60 percent of whom were aged between 15 and Clients are increasingly targeting high school students, domestic workers and even children - the perception is that these groups are less likely to have the HI virus than those openly selling sex.
Ethiopian woman finds escape from life of prostitution
Ethiopian woman finds escape from life of prostitution - Samaritan's Purse Canada
Mixed method cross-sectional study was done among female students in Hawassa town, South Ethiopia, from September to May A structured questionnaire and in-depth interview check list were used to collect the quantitative and qualitative data, respectively. Survey participants were selected randomly from five preparatory schools whereas ten in-depth interview participants were recruited by a snowball sampling technique from the same schools. We used OpenCode software for coding and categorizing the in-depth interviews and quotes that represent the informants opinion were used to support the quantitative findings. A substantial number of female students, 71 Girls who were in older age group [OR CI 6.
Transactional Sex and HIV Risk among Adolescent School Girls in Ethiopia: Mixed Method Study
Two years ago, Mesret trusted her boyfriend when he said he loved her and wanted to marry. She gave in to his pressure to have sex. Mesret was ashamed and so were her angry parents. Some people she met offered Mesret and her baby girl a place to stay while she looked for work. Mesret is now on a better life path, thanks to the support of generous Canadian donors like you.
At a small clinic in a quiet, residential neighborhood, ten women are preparing to hit the streets for a day of potentially life-saving work; by donning white coats and filling their handbags with condoms. These peer educators are former or current sex workers who teach others how to protect themselves from sexually-transmitted infections STIs and unintended pregnancy. The Jimma confidential clinic was set up in to help at-risk and underserved populations like sex workers receive free and bespoke services that include HIV and STI testing, treatment and counselling, contraceptives and comprehensive abortion care. The peer educators work as volunteers and receive 2, Ethiopian Birr about USD 60 per month for travel costs. Their work is challenging, and they travel in pairs for safety because some people do not welcome their messages.