BHESP representative, Kate ( 3rd right ) joins a section of CSOs to engage Japan Ambassador seeking support for Global Fund replenishment
Nurse Mercy explaining to peer educators how PrEP works in HIV prevention at BHESP Kariobangi Wellness Centre
Bhesp staff at global fund round 10 implementers meeting
Bhesp Advocacy officer Mary training peer educators at BHESP Kariobangi Wellness Centre
Demonstration against murder of sexworkers
Bhesp Team participates the First Lady 3rd Edition Half Marathon campaign on Maternal Health.
Demonstration at the police oversight offices against the murder of a sexworker by the police
Bhesp participate at the launch of MAT programme at Mathari Hospital

About Us

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 Biomedical

BHESP is cognizant 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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Bhesp Videos

Murder of sexworker in huruma
Bhesp Documentary
The Courage to Stand BHESP documentary trailer
Survivors of Busia A Human Story

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