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    Registration for ICASA Key Populations pre conference extended

    The African Key Populations Network is pleased to announce a call for registration for participation in its Key Populations Pre-Conference at the International AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire. The Pre-Conference at this year's ICASA focuses on Young KPs and is dubbed: ‘Onto the African Map: Youth Key Populations and HIV.’ Goals The YKPs Pre-Conference sets...

    Call for nominations for Fast Forward Award

    Aidsfonds has announced a call for nominations for the Fast Forward Award. The winner will be presented on stage at ICASA 2017. They will also be funded to travel to AIDS2018, and have a chance to win the 2018 Fast Forward Award. Eligibility: Organisations must be an Aidsfonds/RCNF partner (Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund) that receives funding from Aidsfonds,...

    Here is a chance for sex workers to showcase their creativity, talent

    Hivos is seeking concept notes from artistic collectives, creative hubs and groups of content creators working on creative and cultural content production in East Africa. The funding support is geared towards supporting independent content production as a way of contributing to more independent, self-sufficient initiatives that reach larger audiences. This open call is directed at initiatives currently based in Kenya,...

    Donors urged to prioritise safety and security programmes for KP-led organisations

    Donors supporting programmes and projects by sex worker-led organisations and other Key Populations in Africa should urgently include safety and security in their thematic funding areas to address disruption of HIV programming, which is on the rise in the continent. This call was made at a recent joint workshop in Nairobi hosted by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and the LINKAGES...

    The Commonwealth Foundation call for proposals

      Sex worker led-organisations can now apply for grants from the Commonwealth Foundation, an international organisation established by Heads of Government. The main objective of the grant is to support projects that strengthen organisations so that they can hold government to account, be more involved in policy making process and shape public discourse on key issues affecting their communities. The Foundation also...

    17 years as a sex worker activist and still counting

    (In this interview, the sex worker leader talks about their life, work and activism.)  Imaobong Abraham Udoh is perhaps one of the most seasoned sex worker activists in Nigeria having been in the movement for the last 17 years. Pat Abraham, as she is fondly known, is the coordinator Of Ohotu Diamond Women Initiative, an organisation for sex workers.   How and...

    ASWA’s first Champions Programme for sex workers kicks off

    A selected group of leaders of sex worker-led organisations are receiving training to familiarise them with regional and international human rights mechanisms to enhance their ability to engage effectively with these mechanisms. After the training, the leaders are expected to champion the visibility of sex workers in continental and international platforms especially the African Commission on Human and Peoples Rights...

    Sex Workers Academy holds 15th graduation

    Eighteen activists from different countries graduated from the Sex Workers Academy Africa (SWAA) at a ceremony held in Nairobi on October 11, 2017. This was the 15th graduation since the inception in 2014. To date, over 200 activists have been awarded certificates of competence. The Academy brings together sex workers’ national teams from across Africa to develop organising skills, learn best...

    Are you an African sex worker coming to ICASA 2017? ASWA wants to hear from you! 

    Are you an African sex worker coming to ICASA 2017? ASWA wants to hear from you!  ASWA is keen to ensure meaningful participation, and visibility at the 2017 19th International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA) to be held in Abidjan, Cote D’Ivoire, from 4-9 December, 2017.  Therefore, we are keen to engage with African sex workers who will...

    15th Sex Workers Academy starts in Nairobi

      Members of Nikat Charitable Association in Ethiopia, are some of the participants in the academy.   The 15 Sex Workers Academy, Africa (SWAA) has kicked off in Nairobi. Sixteen participants from three Africa countries; Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Kenya, are taking part in a one week training programme. The academy, is an African Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) initiative, implemented by Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA). The Global Network...

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