We work with female sex workers and they are the primary beneficials. We also engage third parties we sensitize and train them to reduce stigma and discrimination, violations and to promote access to health services.
Sex workers are involved in the Annual General Meeting which is the biggest decision making organ for LMB and it consists of all paid up registered members and all are sex workers. Members approve policies, annual plans, budgets and reports. They elect the board members. We meaningful engage our community peers in programme design, implementation and M/E and 85% of our staff members are sex workers.
- High stigma and discrimination and violations due to punitive laws and policies targeting sex workers in Uganda
- Lack of access to health services due to high stigma and discrimination in health facilities
We use different approaches to reach out to sex workers with information on safe sex, condom use, health sexual behaviour and change risky behaviour, community HC and moonlight activities through the peer out reach model.
- Advocacy at community and national level to demand access to health services
- Training for peer leaders, know your rights, HIV/AIDS & SRHR
- Research and documentation of sex workers' human rights violations.
- Radio and TV shows