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BHESP Food distribution donated by@Frontline Aids
Foodstuff Donations
BHESP managed an organised face masks and food distribution exercise
Peer navigation training at Sarova Panafric.BHESP in attendance.
2019 CSOs Consultative Forum ends
BHESP Team Donating a Music System to Langata Women Prison inmates
A vist to BHESP Kariobangi DIC by Red Umbrella Fund
BHESP Executive Director receiving Munri Mazrui lifetime achievement award at the 2019 Human rights Defender Awards.
Ongoing BHESP Peer Educator's refresher training to acquaint them with new skills and updates on new HIV prevention interventions to be utilized in behavioral intervention.
Under the theme #BalanceforBetter BHESP will strive to promote gender equality by advocating for the rights of women.
Linkages Meeting
Today BHESP joined hundreds of women in Nairobi to participate in the #WomensRunKE as part of the #16days calls for protection against victims of gender-based violence & shifting the blame from the survivors to the perpetrators.
American Jewish World Service (AJWS) donors Wednesday visited BHESP and commended the organization for working tirelessly towards ensuring sex workers have access to health care and a protected from violence, sexual abuse, and discrimination.
Today BHESP held a Data Review Meeting at the Kasarani Office to asses PrEP implementation progress at each DICE and identify strategies to improve initiations and continuation rates.
BHESP conducted a refresher training to update peer educators knowledge, enhance their skills and shape their attitude positively. The training held at Kariobangi DIC focused on updating peer educators with information on HIV & AIDS, PrEP, STI,HIVST, Human Rights and gender based violence.
BHESP Joins women to protest over Sharon Otieno’s death
Mercy explains why adolescent girls and young women are particularly vulnerable to #HIV and shares basic facts about new prevention method pre-exposure prophylaxis during her radio show.
Today @LINKAGESproject Global Director Hally Mahler visited BHESP Kariobangi DIC and met with BHESP staff & interacted with peer educators. Mahler commended BHESP for the good work in HIV prevention targeting Key Population in Kenya.
P.E Facilitator Guide refresher training
BHESP is participating in the ongoing 8th International Convention on Peer Education, Sexuality, HIV & AID, Themed ‘Back to the Future: Innovations and Technology in Prevention and Treatment
BHESP community advisory board meeting at Kasarani Main office .
BHESP Staff Mary Mwangi explaining to @ZariTheBosslady about BHESP's Behavioral Interventions to prevent HIV among key populations at the Color purple event at Uhuru gardens
Participants at the BHESP advocacy forum held at BHESP's Kasarani Office.
BHESP Advocacy forum aimed at supporting steps to Decriminalise and Declassify Laws that marginalize the key populations in Kenya. ICJ Kenya
Through the partnership with JHPIEGO, 30 peer educators were trained to take part in piloting improvement of peer educator’s performance PrEP guideline.
BHESP Staff Tamiza explaining to Linkages Visitors from Washington about the Kariobangi DIC client flow.
BHESP Data Clerk sharing with Linkages Visitors from Washington about BHESP's data collection process at the Kariobangi DIC.
Taking Control of our Health is the greatest achievement for us. BHESP women Football tournament during the #internationalwomensday2018
BHESP Trains Peer Educators on Mapping and Size Estimation to better plan HIV prevention interventions
BHESP exhibition at the #JipendeJiPrEP launch @DREAMSChallenge @NASCOP
To celebrate #IWD2017 BHESP Peer Educators visited Lang'ata Women prison and distributed sanitary towels and soaps to women prisoners
Health rights are human rights. Break the Silence: End GBV #SilentProtest
#TeamBHESP during the #SilentProtest to end Gender Based Violence. Break the Silence, Stop the Violence
BHESP Staff ready to start the #SilentProtest to end GBV
Be the change you want to see. The power is in your voice #SilentProtest #16days #BreakTheSilence
Makadara SCASCO Florence Mueni making a presentation during a CME session at Makadara health centre supported by BHESP
BHESP Mobile Wellness Van hotspot based outreach at Biafra, Eastleigh
BHESP's Program Manager Simon making a presentation during Global Fund Sub-Recipient quarterly meeting at Boma Inn.

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Bar Hostess Empowerment & Support Programme (BHESP) is an organization for and by sex workers, women having sex with women (WSW), women using drugs and bar hostesses in Kenya. BHESP was founded in the year 1998 by a group of these vulnerable women as a ‘loose’ association to advocate for their rights and recognition. BHESP’s mission is to influence policy and facilitate provision of quality health services, human rights awareness, legal services and economic empowerment for sex workers, WSW, women using drugs and bar hostesses in Kenya. BHESP engages these women in Kenya in HIV/AIDS Prevention, care and support, gender/ human rights awareness, advocacy and economic empowerment. The organization serves as a common voice for these vulnerable populations in efforts to reduce stigma and discrimination, while engaging various stakeholders in advocacy and policy dialogue.

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BHESP is organization that sex workers and women who use drugs form an important epidemiological link for HIV transmission to the general population which is attributed to increased frequency of high risk sex and HIV risk behaviours which render them to be susceptible to acquisition and easy transmission of HIV and AIDS.

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Human Rights & Advocacy

BHESP is aware that sex workers, WSW, women who use drugs and bar hostesses in Kenya are often subject to violence, both in their personal lives and at work. This violence is a manifestation of stigma and discrimination which is further demonstrated by the fact that..

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