The Chair is a former sex worker PENINAH WANJIKU – Executive Director Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Program (BHESP), a leading sex worker organization based in Kenya that primarily focus on advocating for the rights of sex workers in Kenya. Peninah also sits on the Kenyan CCM representing Key Population


BEYONCE KARUNGI – a trans sex worker from Uganda and Executive Director for Transgender Equality Uganda




MAMBO MODESTE; a male sex worker for East Democratic republic of Congo (DRC). He also is the Executive Director of AHUSADEC, the National sex workers movement in DRC



HAKIMA ABBAS: A political analyst and feminist working with the AWID Forum based in Dakar Senegal as Director of Programs




ALLAN MALECHE: A lawyer by profession and Executive Director at KELIN Kenya working on human rights and he is also the Global Fund alternative board member from the developing countries NGO delegation