Who do you work with?
CRSW is a male sex workers led group that mostly focuses on HIV positive male sex workers in central region of Kenya.
How are sex workers involved in your organisation?
Sex workers are leaders in the group, all decisions are made after consultations with the other members and CRSW work for the benefit of sex workers .
Which of NSWP priority areas does your organisation work on?
Oppose the criminalisation and other legal oppression of sex work and support its recognition as work
Advocate for universal access to health services, including primary health care, HIV and sexual and reproductive health services
Speak out about violence against sex workers, including violence from police, institutions, clients, and intimate partners, while challenging the myth that sex work is inherently gender-based violence
Oppose human rights abuses, including coercive programming, mandatory testing, raids and forced rehabilitation
Challenge stigma and discrimination against sex workers, their families and partners, and others involved in sex work
Advocate for the economic empowerment and social inclusion of sex workers as sex workers
What are the two main challenges that the sex workers you work with face
stigma, discrimination, violence, lack of access to vital drugs such as septrin and dapsone
Describe other areas of your work
Advocacy, Mental health, Economic empowerment, Sexual reproductive health services, behavioural interventions, psychosocial support