Kp Reach Programme

ASWA will be running a new Global Fund funded program known as Key Populations – Representation, Evidence, and Advocacy for Change in Health (KP REACH) programme for the next two years and a half.

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 organisations 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 focuses on strengthening the capacity on our network in the 8 countries (as mentioned above). This includes, building capacity of sex worker led organisations and national movements through a series of activities in collaboration with the sex worker led groups and organisations 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 allocated to each specific country implementation plan, which will be developed in consultation with the in-country member organisations.