Added: Christiana Friedrich - Date: 13.09.2021 14:30 - Views: 22032 - Clicks: 4594
The nightclubs of the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa, reveal a thriving sex industry, in which thousands of skimpily dressed young women trade sexual favours for cash to survive, putting them at risk of contracting HIV and spreading the disease.
Extreme poverty has forced many girls into the sex trade. Helen Chane not her real namea grade 10 student aged 17, became a commercial sex worker after her parents died from AIDS-related illnesses about a year ago. According to a census in Addis by the American healthcare agency, Family Health International FHI8, 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.
FHI found that condom use by sex workers is very high. But clients are often reluctant to use condoms, putting sex workers at a ificant risk. According to the FHI study, HIV prevalence Sex addis ababa urban sex workers is over 20 percent and as high as 50 percent in some towns.
Abebech Assfaw, not her real name22, came to Addis Ababa after difficulties in her marriage. She told IRIN Sex addis ababa that she tried to use a condom during every sexual encounter, but clients often refused and some even tried to trick her. I screamed and the police came and saved me.
They continue to risk their lives because they do not have anything to support themselves," said Iyasu Haile Selassie, MSDA's executive director. FHI's study found a link between poverty and sex work, with most sex workers saying they started doing it for economic reasons. MSDA is currently training 72 commercial sex workers and sex workers' mothers. Yeshimebet Mekuria not her real name16, is learning to be a hairdresser. She refused to get married and escaped from her rural home to Addis, where she worked as a domestic servant until a friend convinced her that she could earn a much better living by having sex with men for money.
Now she works in a bar and has to give half her earnings to the owner, leaving her with almost nothing. The FHI study found that sex workers were exploited by establishment owners, receiving low salaries or working without pay as waitresses during the day. She hopes hair dressing will be her way out of the seedy bar.
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Oral and anal sex practices among high school youth in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia