Kp Reach Programme

kpASWA’s new Global Fund funded program known as Key Populations – Representation, Evidence, and Advocacy for Change in Health (KP REACH) programme, which will be running for the next 2 ½ years .

ASWA is a sub recipient in the Regional Grant known as KP REACH where HIVOS is the Principle Recipient. ASWA is implementing the sex workers component of the KP REACH programme as a Sub Recipient alongside other organizations such as the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR), Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL), Southern Africa HIV and AIDS Information Dissemination Service (SAfAIDS), Gender DynamiX (Representing Southern African Trans Forum), M & C Saatchi, and Positive Vibes.

KP REACH aims to strengthen the capacity of regional key population networks working with sex workers, transgender persons, lesbians, and MSM to address HIV, with specific focus on 8 countries in Southern Africa (South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Namibia, Botswana, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Malawi).

KP REACH will focus on strengthening the capacity on our network in the 8 countries (as mentioned above) this includes, building capacity of sex worker led organizations and national movements. This involves a series of activities that will be done in country in collaboration with the sex worker led groups and organizations in the eight countries. The capacity strengthening activities are expected to improve our members’ participation in national level advocacy processes.

Due to the nature of this grant, ASWA will not be sub-granting to our members.  However there is funding allocation to each specific country implementation plan, which will be developed in consultation with the in-country member organizations.