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#happynewyear

Cheers to 2023!

You made it! We made it! To all our friends, volunteers, patners and donors, we would like to sincerely thank you for your continuous and unwavering support during the previous year. Without you we wouldn't have made it this far.

#happy holidays

Happy Holidays!

It’s end year, a well-deserved break to rest and recharge. It is important to take time to spend time with your loved ones and prepare for the new year.

#organisational training

Beating the odds!

KESWA participated in a five day training on organisational development and systems strengthening (dubbed ODDS) with female sex workers.

#gender equality

Women Power

Today #pussypower hosted @keswa-kenya to bilaterally envision at building a strong movement

#end the triple threat

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.

#16reasonswhy

Activism against Gender-Based Violence

Today is International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and the start of the 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence.

#HIV/AIDS

Developing a HIV/AIDS Roadmap

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

#proud

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.

#pioneers

The First Africa Leadership Sex Workers Academy

The first ever African Leadership Sex Workers Academy was carried out. The event took place in Nairobi, having participants from Malawi, South Africa and Zimbabwe.

#end HIV stigma

HIV/AIDS doesn't kill. Stigma does.

Today, members of the key population had a consultative meeting where they came up with anti-stigma messages for the key population living with HIV/AIDS within the region.

#mental health

Mental Health of the Sex Workers

Mental health is an integral part of sex workers wellness and functionality and as such sex workers were given mental health support ways to help sex workers cope with the current life situation.

#economicempowerment

Economic empowerment for the sex worker

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.

#morethanresilience

2021 KESWA Annual Report

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.

#mybodymyrules

The consent teaching pack

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.

#kazi ni kazi

Hustle ni hustle! Kazi ni kazi!

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.

#let's reason together

Community empowerment

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.

#strategy

Strategic Plan

Thirteen years is enough time to look back and reflect where we have come from. As with any other social justice movement, we, as sex workers, can now begin to look back and appreciate the work we have done so far.

#chaguo bora

Elections is coming! Decision time!

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.

#HIV PREVENTION

HIV Prevention 2025 Road Map, 10-point Action Plan

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.

#end stigma

“Sex work is not my identity, Sex work is my profession!”

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

#safe pleasure

“Getting it Safe N' Sweet”

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.

#self-care

“Self-care isn't selfish”

Self-care is the ability of individuals, families & communities to: Promote health, Prevent Disease, Maintain Health, cope with illness & disability With or without the support of a health worker.

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