Recent research over the impacts of Covid-19 responses has shown that marginalised populations have been disproportionately negatively affected in terms of health, economic and social well-being. Across the globe, civil society and academia has been vocal in raising attention to the high levels of discrimination and harassment by state officials and the livelihood needs of sex workers. In the sub-Saharan African setting, there is an absence of research that seeks to understand the impacts of COVID-19 between and within groups of young people of all genders who sell sex.

We invite you to a webinar presenting our findings from recent research exploring the economic, social and health impacts of COVID-19 responses amongst young people of all genders who sell sex in Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Date: Tuesday 30 November 2021

Time: 10:00am – 11:30am SAT

Presentation titles:

  • Differential impacts of the COVID-19 responses amongst young people of all genders who sell sex in Zimbabwe (15 min)
  • Exposed and unprotected: female street-based sex workers’ vulnerabilities under COVID-19 restrictions in Mozambique (15 min)
  • Vaccine acceptability amongst young people who sell sex in Zambia, Zimbabwe and Mozambique (15 min)
  • Exploring the impacts of Covid-19 on the health and security of young sex workers in Madagascar (15 min)

Convened by: Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division(HEARD), University of KwaZulu-Natal, in collaboration with research partners from the University of Zimbabwe; University of Zambia; Faculty of Medicine, Eduardo Mondlane University; University of Antananarivo.


Zoom invitation


Meeting ID: 961 8836 5309
Passcode: 292175