In Kenya, there is a pressing need for a national observatory on femicide cases. Currently; NGOs, CSOs, agencies, grassroot communities and interested individuals and institutions are responsible for recording cases of femicide nature, advocating for the arrest of perpetrators and analyzing reports on these cases.
International Day of the Girl Child is a momentous occasion dedicated to celebrating the achievements, potential, and unique challenges that girls face globally. It's a day to advocate for their rights, promote equality, and foster an environment that empowers them to realize their dreams and ambitions.
Across the globe, governments have long relied on criminalising drugs, combating their use and sale. Yet, mounting evidence reveals their approach shortcomings, leading to human rights violations, spread of diseases like HIV/AIDS and hepatitis, and tragic loss of life. Worse still, these laws fuel stigma, especially against marginalized communities.
International Youth Day is a time to celebrate the vibrancy, potential, and strength of the world's youth.
May is Mental Health Awareness Month: Let's Break the Stigma and Prioritize Well-being. May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for support, and promoting understanding around mental health.
🌈 Celebrating Lesbian Visibility Week: Embracing Love, Diversity, and Empowerment 🌈 We come together to honor and celebrate Lesbian Visibility Week! This momentous occasion serves as a powerful reminder of the vibrant lesbian community and their invaluable contributions to society.
Comprehensive Sexuality Education is crucial for promoting gender equality. By equipping young people with tools, they need to make informed decisions about their sexual and reproductive health. Let's help break down gender stereotypes and promote equality.
KESWA outrach programmes are designed to reach community members with information in regards to HIV and offering HIV tests. We believe that everyone should have access to comprehensive and community friendly health services. Our Kajiado team conducted another outreach in Nkaimurunya sub-county.
Inequality is one of the pillars of the world economy. Every individual and organization has a role to play in mobilizing skills, talents, and life experiences to move towards a more just and equitable world where all have what they need to survive and thrive in life.
The last week saw sex workers, representing almost all the regions across Kenya come together for the Sex Workers Advocacy Training. The main aim for this was to equip the various groups with better, diplomatic and sovereign problem solving approaches towards their day to day challenges.
I love consensual sex, I hope you do too. That's the purest form of intimacy within the land. Skin to skin, breathe to breathe, heart to heart...I'd go on and on even maybe write a poem about it. However, this isn't the case among everyone. It's still important for the parties involved to be on the same page.
Sex work is regarded as a legal occupation but is subject to special laws and regulations which still violate basic human rights, impedes access to health care and perpetuates violence. The state exerts and sustains various control over sex workers which is greater than control in other forms of employment.
Kenya,Tanzania and south Sudan sex workers leaders paid a courtesy call to their counterparts at Ladymermaid Uganda. This was aimed at learning about sex workers led programs in each country. This is a big part of capacity strengthening and community learning, iron sharpens iron.
Elections is fast approaching in Kenya. Thus, KESWA will be closing it's Offices from the 8th to 12th of August thereafter followed by our Annual silent week from the 15th to 19th of August 2022 We will effectively resume our functions on Monday August 22nd 2022.
Today, the #HIV Prevention 2025 Road Map 10-point Action Plan launched at #AIDS2022. It’s success hinges on: Community investment, Accountability , Greater youth leadership and Ending inequalities & Keeping the #LGBTQ community #SexWorkers and #PWD in lead.
Imagine a future in Kenya in which sex workers live free from stigma and discrimination; free from all forms of violence; do not face legal punishment; sex worker’s rights are respected; enjoy universal access to health services and suppport
Did you know that using internal condoms can increase pleasure during sex? Another fun fact is that if properly used it ensures safety from STIs. The inner ring stimulates the tip of the penis while the external ring rubs against the vulva and the clitoris - double pleasure, double trouble. KESWA advocates for safe and protected sex.