COSWA-K’s New Logo (2022)

Coast Sex Workers Alliance is a grassroots Female Sex Workers led organization that works to champion for Human and Health Rights of sex workers at the Coastal region of Kenya. COSWA has a diverse membership of sex workers from all the six counties of the Coastal region of Kenya in all their different marginalization which includes;

  1. Young Sex Workers,
  2. PLHIV Sex Workers
  3. Sex Workers Who Use Drugs, and;
  4. Transgender women.

“Nothing for us without us” – this phrase encourages me as a sex worker that we have to uniformly rise up to take up spaces and speak up about the challenges facing us  as sex workers.

Benta Joseph,
Executive Director, COSWA-K.

Our Vision

To have a just, resilient and socially inclusive society for sex workers.


Our Mission

Provide a solid leadership platform for empowerment, active engagement, health advocacy and sex workers human rights at the coastal region of Kenya.


Our Strategic Goal

To improve coordination, networking, institutional capacity strengthening and knowledge management for an enhanced synergy in programming for sex workers led organizations.


Our Core Values


All of COSWA work is based on respect for the inherent worth and dignity of all people, and the rights that follow from this understanding.


COSWA both provides and expects to access clear, accurate and up to date     information. We are willing to hold ourselves to high standards and seek to hold others to similar standards as the ones we set for ourselves.


COSWA respect the views and aspirations of our members. We act in a manner that is open, accessible, fair and equitable.


COSWA is open and operate in such a manner that is easy for others to see what actions are performed.

Team Work

Working together towards achieving a common goal.