Recent Grant Approval
80 at-risk vulnerable girls will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and courage to leave the sex trade. These ladies will be trained as peer educators to deliver key sexual and reproductive health messages to a further 4,000 girls and women engaged in the sex trade, protecting them from HIV transmission.
Local churches will create a safe space for the peer educators to meet, ensuring they feel part of the church community.
The project will also work with 1,900 men to challenge harmful gender norms and address sexual gender based violence.
It will provide women with a viable alternative to working in the sex trade by getting trained in other employment opportunities, such as hairdressing, beauty therapy and juice or peanut-butter making.
A tree planting project will also be piloted to act as garden therapy for women receiving counselling and pastoral care during the programme.