Change for women like Lilly is on the horizon, although it may not be soon.
Hlengiwe Mkhize, the group's treasurer and South Africa's deputy minister of economic development, laughs when asked if this is a new direction for the women's league. Sometimes you just mind your own business.
For a nation reborn on the principle of equality, South Africa has found it difficult to make that equality a reality for women. The women's league of the governing African Afrifan Congress party hopes so and it has claimed a victory which takes the country one step further towards legal soliciting, writes the BBC's Kate Forbes in Johannesburg.
Starting this month, the South African National AIDS Council is implementing a three-year plan to treat and prevent HIV in about 70, The Sexual Offenses Act criminalized soliciting by sourh, the keeping of brothels, living off the. Before the first free elections inthe ANCWL was told that it should not be campaigning for women's rights but focus on the national liberation struggle instead. South Africa is traditionally Christian and conservative, and so the argument over supply and demand of sex workers is key to the debate here, as are concerns over the trafficking of afrjcan.
The principle of decriminalisation was adopted at the recent ANC's policy conference, which sets it on track for approval when the party meets again to decide national policy in December. Prostitution is illegal in South Africa. Sinceresearch by non- governmental organisations clearly identifies foreign women in the South African sex industry as victims of trafficking. You have no rights. She puts her coffee cup down gently to avoid drawing attention, as she explains to me in a low voice what life is like as a prostitute on the city's very mean streets.
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This resulted in. Afterthe group has achieved victories such as the creation of a ministry sout women, but the political landscape remains one dominated by men.
However, an even bigger union grouping, Cosatu, has lent its support to the women's league on this issue, and so the months leading up to December will see fierce debate on whether prostitution will eventually become decriminalised. Women earn less, have fewer opportunities souhh suffer high levels of rape and assault.
A friend of Lilly's, Sarah, also southh prostitute, says that she thinks twice before reporting underage or trafficked women to the police. Lilly, 32, has been working as a prostitute in Johannesburg for six years.
Unexpected move? A conservative society and unsympathetic police force leave women and men escprts the sex industry with few rights when things go wrong.