Africa Leadership Sex Workers Academy (ALESWA) Training of Trainers (T.O.T)

The Africa Sex Workers Alliance (ASWA) has organized an inaugural training of ALESWA’s Training of Trainers (T.O.T). The trainers are also known as the faculty. The training is currently underway in Nairobi Kenya. It commenced on the 21st of September and will end on the 23rd of September.

The Academy was set-up as a vehicle via which we can implement first ever knowledge and leadership training so that we can work on equipping sex workers in Africa to advance their sustainable development in the region.

The leadership academy aims to realize ASWA’S strategic goal to build a strong, resilient, and visible sex-worker led continental movement that is transformative and responsive to the lived realities of all sex workers in Africa as well as to enhance the skills, abilities, and knowledge of individual sex workers to allow them to be change agents at the local, regional, and continental level. 

Faculty members during the training

Faculty members during the training

The overview of the training

  • The Human Rights Framework
  • Social protection issues for sex workers
  • The necessity of social protection and SRHR on sex work and sex workers
  • The survey methodology
  • To understand and conduct the survey on social protection and SRHR issues

The three-day training with financial support from Robert Carr through the Global Network of Sex Workers Project (NSWP) has 8 participants from different sex workers-led organisations.The participants are female ,male and trans sex workers.

Meet ALESWA’s T.O.Ts/Faculty here.

  1. Mary Mwangi
  2. Melvin Oginge
  3. Ostreous Olevin
  4. Felix Otieno
  5. Samuel Githaiga
  6. Nicole Ondisa
  7. Sylvia Okoth
  8. Grace Nyarath

Sylvia Okoth

Ostreous Olevin
Melvin Oginge
Felix Otieno
Samuel Githaiga
Mary Mwangi
Grace Nyarath
Nicole Ondisa

The faculty will be training participants in the inaugural academy which will kick off later in the year.