- Conducted a community-based participatory research study (Sex Work and Violence in Mozambique) to assess sex workers’ needs
- Created opportunities for sex workers to work both with Pathfinder’s partners and a local sex workers’ organization, Tiyane Vavasate
- Established networks for sharing views, approaches, and a collective movement in voicing female sex workers’ rights and supporting different types of sex workers in leadership
- Created spaces to promote sex workers’ rights through sharing and participation in informal groups and on the web
- Supported activities integrating the diversity of sex workers, such as female transsexuals
- Conducted training activities focused on sex workers’ rights and supported dialogue with police around reducing violence against sex workers
- Provided reliable field data in an environment where information on human rights violations towards sex workers is often underestimated
As a key factor in the vulnerability of sex workers to HIV & AIDS, violence leads to inconsistent condom use and prevents sex workers from accessing legal support and health care. Hands Off! worked with sex worker-led groups, law enforcement, health and support services, as well as legal centers and NGOs to reduce violence against sex workers through prevention, care, and support activities.