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Vulnerable women such as sex workers are most affected by the lockdown. With bars being closed they are left with no other choice but to bring the client in their homes or even go to their client’s house. This puts sex workers at great risk of being abused.

A standard surgical mask goes for 100 Kenyan shillings; the basic requirements stipulate that a mask should not be worn twice. With most sex workers living from hand to mouth and the rise of Kenya’s economy, it is quite difficult to maintain this.


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LOCKDOWN THE COUNTRY, are the words uttered by most Kenyans during this COVID-19 crisis. However, many are yet to ask themselves; what about those who depend on movement for a living? Those who work casually and earn enough for only that day? Those girls who encounter violence within their homes?


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Malaysia-based Karex Bhd., which makes one out of every five condoms worldwide has warned of a looming global shortage of condoms.

The company makes condoms for brands like Durex and churns at least five billion condoms yearly, exporting stock to more than 140 countries.

Now, the world’s biggest maker of condoms says it currently has a stockpile that will last for only two more months.


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sex workers struggle as coronavirus spreads

The coronavirus has affected workplaces across the country, especially those who work in casual work and the gig economy. Normally, most workplaces have the option of one taking leave while others have opted to close down but still get paid. This, however, is not the case for sex workers. With social distancing insisted upon by the government, sex workers are feeling the stark economic impacts of COVID-19.


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#EQUALFOREACH was the theme for the day. Women and girls gathered in at Kiboro grounds in preparation for the football match. “it’s a sunny and hot day but I am ready to join my fellow women in celebrating international women’s day” Grace* a young girl residing in Mathare said. Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Program (BHESP) also took part in the activity in which was held on Friday the 6th of March.


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