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#human rights

Advocating for our rights

KESWA and IWRAW brought together sex workers from different regions to unveil the power of advocacy by looking at the intersection of global advocacy Instruments like #CEDAW and sex workers rights, that will help to drive positive change.

#human rights

Decriminalising sex work

Kenyans who engage in sex work, both men and women, will no longer be fined or jailed if a new bill proposed by the Judiciary is passed into law.

#justice for all

Justice for all

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.

#world girlchild day

World Girl Child Day

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.

#world contraceptive day

World Contraceptive Day

World Contraceptive Day is a reminder of the power of informed choices and the critical role contraceptives play in empowering individuals and communities.

#drug laws

Drug Laws

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.

#sex work

International Sex Worker's Pride Day

International Sex Workers' Pride Day, observed on September 14th each year, is a significant event that commemorates the rights, achievements, and visibility of sex workers worldwide.

#suicide awareness

Suicide Awareness Month

September is globally recognized as Suicide Awareness Month, a critical initiative aimed at raising awareness about suicide prevention and mental health.

#sex health

World Sexual Health Day

Empowering sexual health education and access is vital for sex workers in Kenya and around the world, especially on World Sexual Health Day.

#climate talks

The climate discussion

This week our beloved country made a huge diplomatic and development milestone.



Earlier on today, KESWA joined Coalition for Grassroots Human Rights Defenders - CGHRD Kenya and American Jewish World Service (AJWS) in an interesting journey.


Advocating for a just future

Our roadmap to a brighter tomorrow involves powerful strategies that champion the rights and well-being of sex workers in Kenya.


Unleashing the Power Within:Celebrating the Resilience of Young female sex workers on International Youth Day

International Youth Day is a time to celebrate the vibrancy, potential, and strength of the world's youth.


Nourishing bond of motherhood

Every year, World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is celebrated with great enthusiasm and purpose, highlighting the importance of breastfeeding as a fundamental way to nourish and nurture infants.


Right to social protection

The right to social protection is closely interconnected with labor rights, as many forms of social protection are defined within international and labor laws.


Consultative Meetings

In a world where transparency and responsibility are paramount, social accountability stands tall as a key pillar of a thriving society.


Social accountability

In a world where transparency and responsibility are paramount, social accountability stands tall as a key pillar of a thriving society.


Generational equality

KESWA Kenya is part of the generation equality forum where we will be taking a deep dive on commitment data and feedbacks from various feminist movements.

#sex worker's rights

Communtiy led training

Community-led training takes into account the specific needs, challenges, and cultural context of the sex workers in our respective regions.

#sex worker's rights

Protecting Sex Worker's Rights

Sex workers do not receive equal treatment before the law. They do not get the same protections from employment laws granted to other workers and are a target for arbitrary or unlawful arrest, detention, deportation, exploitation, & violence.

#sex worker's day

International Sex Worker's Day

2 June is International Sex Workers Day! 48 years ago, sex workers gathered to demand an end to criminalisation & harassment.

#mentrual hygiene

Improving mentrual hygiene

Menstrual dignity plays a vital role in the empowerment and well-being of people who menstruate worldwide, it’s an inclusive approach to menstrual health that addresses the root causes of inequality

#sex work is work

A day in the life of a sex worker

A day in the life of a sex worker, when all you have to do is sell your body. KESWA's Carolyne was recently interviewed by Nation Africa.

#let's end stigma

Mental health awareness month

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.


Lesbian Visibility Week

Sex work is work. This is a simple yet powerful statement.There are various benefits of labour approach to sex workers.


Lesbian Visibility Week

🌈 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.


Eid Mubarak!

🌙 Eid Mubarak! 🌙 As we celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid, we extend our warmest greetings and heartfelt wishes to all our cherished visitors and friends. May this blessed festival fill your lives with love, happiness, and prosperity.


Sexual Reproductive Health & Rights

Sexual reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are the basic human rights of individuals to have control over their own bodies and make informed choices about their sexual and reproductive lives, without facing discrimination, coercion, or violence.


Wake the Fact Up!

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide


Transgender Day of Visibility

International Transgender Day of Visibility is an annual event occurring on March 31 dedicated to celebrating transgender people and raising awareness of discrimination faced by transgender people worldwide


World Tuberculosis Day!

Tuberculosis (TB) is a serious public health issue in Kenya, and combating it requires a multifaceted approach.


Let's protect LGBTQI Kenyans!

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.


Sex Worker's Rights Protection

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.


Comprehensive Sexuality Education!

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.


Happy International Women's Day!

KESWA wishes a happy women's day to everyone who identifies as a woman. Remember there is no limit to what we can accomplish as women.You are strong, resilient, and capable of achieving incredible things.


Happy International Sex Workers Rights Day!

KESWA believes in having the labour rights of sex workers upheld as well as safe and secure working environments for sex workers. We believe that proper laws can be put in place for a better environment for sex workers.


Embrace Equity!

Sex workers from different counties came together to present at the International Women's Day National Celebration. The event was graced with women & leaders from other networks.


Community Outreach!

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.


Health for all!

KESWA Kenya was part of a consultative meeting with the AMREF Health Africa Director together with other key population representatives


Happy International Condom Day!

Happy International Condom Day! Did you know that using a condom is the only known method that provides simultaneous protection.


Community Leadership Meeting

At the communities leadership meeting with @UNAIDS #ED @winnie_Byanyima @ke_swa highlighted urgent need to address structural barriers and challenges that hinder comprehensive access to services.


Inclusive Women Rights Movement

The struggle for sex worker's rights intersects with many other social movements. Contrary to the monolithic abolitionist discourse, which portrays sex workers as "prostituted women" without agency, our communities are diverse and resilient.


Community Led Monitoring training!

KESWA led a three-day training on "Community led monitoring" female sex workers.


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.


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.


Developing a 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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 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 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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