PROGRAMS AREAS Strategic Objective 1: To empower sex workers through health and rights education, advocate for better treatment of sex workers through stakeholder engagement at ward, sub county, county and National level
The space occupied by sex workers is plagued by deep seated systematic biases that result in criminalizing sex workers hence increasing violence, stigma, discrimination, rape, assault and murder continue to rise. Since sex workers themselves become easy targets even by law enforcers who are supposed to be protecting them.
This leads to a degrading cycle of negative experiences at the hands of law enforcement officers, violence at the hands of their clients, unconscious self stigmatization due to this negative labeling and a feeling of hopelessness on the part of sex workers. To realize our vision we intend to implement the activities below:
Map the distribution of sex workers with a size estimation and hotspot validation to use the hotspot based approach to reach unreached sex workers.
Strengthen our advocacy strategy at ward, sub county, county, national levels through analysis of rights holders and actors to identify allies, opponents and formulate an engagement plan.
Map out ways that depend on human rights of each situation because human rights are dependent on this.
Resource mobilize expand our community engagement through engaged of new unmet sex workers populations, increase paralegals and peer educator.
Task key program staff with communication roles including social media engagements.
Cascade appropriate messages through standard and audience friendly information, education and communications tools.
Track community level violence cases with recording and support for prosecution
Conduct periodic review of the violence response system stakeholders
Periodically engage key influencers and those who have stood their ground to support and create awareness on sex worker issues
Set up of a referrals register that identified health and human rights stakeholder