Welcome To KESWA. Changing the narrative of the sex workers
Our Mission

Our Mission is to amplify the voices of and connect sex workers.

Our Vision

We envision a society that recognises sex work as work

Core Values

  • Accountability
  • Respect and equality
  • Reliability
  • Resilience

Safety and security for female workers

For emergencies and /or free counselling call (toll free) 0800 720 262 or call 0780 225 813


Years in Service


Who We Are

KESWA is an umbrella body of sex workers led groups and organisations and it exists to strengthen the voices of sex workers and to empower their health and human rights

  • We were established in 2010, registered as a Non-Governmental Organizaton in 2013, according to Kenyan law.
  • KESWA recognizes diversity, thus includes female sex workers (FSWs), male sex workers (MSWs) and transgender sex workers (TSWs), sex workers who use and inject drugs, sex workers living positively, migrant sex workers and refugee sex workers in Kenya.
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Weekly KESWA Updates

World AIDS Day

World AIDS Day, designated on 1 December every year since 1988, is an international day dedicated to raising awareness of the AIDS pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection and mourning those who have died of the disease.

Developing the HIV/AIDS Roadmap

Ms Phelister Abdalla, the global sex work president joined the global networks on the future of AIDS.

Transday of Remembrance

Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on November 20 that honors the memory of the transgender people whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.





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What Our Members Say



KESWA has elevated my status in the community. Whenever people in my community view me, they acknowledge that sex work is indeed work. I am getting the chance to change the narrative about sex work.

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KESWA has helped me identify with my community better and even get to bond more with my colleagues. I would urge more sex workers to join KESWA.

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Having an organisation that has your back is really crucial. Thanks KESWA for always having our back!

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