Know your rights: Sex work and the law in Malawi
Sex workers include female, male and transgender adults who receive money or goods in exchange for sexual services, either regularly or occasionally. Sex work refers to commercial sexual activities taking place between consenting adults. All living persons enjoy all the rights in the Constitution. Being a sex worker doesn’t change who you are as a person and your status as a living human being, therefore all of the rights in Constitution apply to you. Remember: Sex work itself is not a crime and police cannot arrest you for living on the earnings of your own sex work. SALC and CHREAA produced a pamphlet which summarises the law relating to sex work in Malawi. Download an English version of the pamphlet Download a Chichewa version of the pamphlet.