Meet Our Team

BOARD OF GOVERNANCE

F.Douglas

board chair

Fatuma is a Trainer of Trainers who has been trained on paralegal and she represents the community. As a community counselor and a champion of Gender Based Violence to the community. She is a sexual reproductive activists who is passionate about women and girl’s health care and fighting for the right information to the community. She believes in diversity and inclusion as a holistic approach strategy of advocating for change. She is also a focal point person representative for Taita Taveta County Diversity Network whereby she is representing at the board as the Chairperson in Coast Sex workers Alliance (COSWA-K)

V.Obwanda

BOARD MEMBER

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N.Wandera

BOARD MEMBER

Nekesa Wandera is a human right Activist and Researcher. I advocate for the rights of Gender and sexual minorities in sexual and reproduction health and rights, and inclusion of GSM in county health budgeting through Mombasa Health Advocacy Network. As a researcher, I ought to understand people and communities to create a better and fairer society by providing the evidence and insight for the next generation of public policy and programmes. Previously worked with Global fund to end modern slavery (GFEM) as programs lead for adolescent and young sex workers in Mombasa County. Currently am working as Health Promotion officer.

Dan

BOARD MEMBER

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M.Ali

BOARD MEMBER

Maimuna Ali is a human right defender who advocates for sex workers rights, an enthusiast of community development engagements, a community health volunteer, service provider, referral and linkages officer in Mariakani sub-county hospital. Maimuna is a mentor and community counselor and a 3mental health champion against gender based violence in the community. Maimuna is a dedicated integrity youth leader who is open minded an epitome of the female future. As a feminist Maimuna has been ready to fight for gender responsiveness, Equality and women rights, reduce stigma and discrimination to challenge the systemic inequalities women face on a daily basis.

STAFF

B. Joseph

DIRECTOR

Benta Joseph is an active Female sex worker and the Director of coast sex workers Alliance (COSWA-K). Her work as the director of COSWA-K is to advocate and address critical issues such as stigma, Discrimination, Violence faced by sex workers, community of sex workers, Empowerment and the inclusion of the female sex workers in all spaces. She is dedicated to highlighting the issues of sex workers, and this has strategically placed her on the frontline in creating awareness and advocating for the Health and Human rights of sex workers at a local level including lobbying and advocacy for public reforms.

S.Odindo

FINANCE OFFICER

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S. Kabura

PROGRAM OFFICER

erah Kabura is a human rights defender with competence skills in programming. Her skills are evident with the work she has done at COSWA which include empowering FSW with knowledge on physical and digital security reporting and documenting violence, social economic empowerment, importance of access to Sexual reproductive health and human rights in different running projects. Her career objective is to ensure that she dedicates herself to champion towards a society that will offer equal opportunities. Justice and dignity, advocating for human rights for all and lobbying for inclusivity.Serah has been involved in various researches and findings regarding key populations.

E. Atieno

HEALTH P.O

Elizabeth Atieno Onyango is a young Feminist and a Human Rights Defender from Mombasa, Kenya who is passionate in advocating for inclusion of Female Sex Workers in every space where decisions are being made with a special focus in advancing Sex Workers’ capacities to champion for their Human and Health Rights in all their marginalization. Miss Elizabeth is a decorated Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights Advocate trained by Akina Mama Wa Afrika and implemented different SRHR Programs for Sex Workers in Mombasa, County. Elizabeth has also offered her expertise in the International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW-Global) Young Advocates Task Force to formulate the #NowWeKnowCampaign, an online Campaign that aims to eradicate Obstetric Violence against Women Living with HIV.

Elizabeth believes in embracing intersectional Advocacy as the main tool in accelerating positive change amongst Key Population led organizations in Kenya and beyond.

Elizabeth is the Current AVAC Advocacy Fellow 2022, her project for the Fellowship focuses on Advancing HIV Prevention and SRHR access for Female Drug Users, through influencing the development of guidelines and gender specific research for people who use drugs. Elizabeth’s long-term career objective is to have quality service provision for sex workers in all their diversities.

R. Kagere

m&e OFFICER

Risper Kengere is Human Right and a sexual reproductive health activists. Risper is a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer and over the years she has been very instrumental working at the Coast Sex Workers Alliance (COSWA-K) with the responsibility of designing, coordinating and implementing of our tailor made programs for sex workers implementation. She has capacity building initiative for sex workers a professional and a strong communicator and follows rules and instructions, faster learner confident and meets targets, reliable and flexible keeping a calm concentration as a team lead, and Passionate about leadership and governance still as a data analyst.

J. Lusiji

Advocacy Officer

Julia lusiji is a community activists from Mombasa Kenya with a passion of advocating for sex workers rights through training that reducing stigma and discrimination, breaking barriers between the sex workers and the law enforcers, championing for decriminalization of sex work. Advocating for sex workers right and health rights to access universal health without stigma and discrimination. I have seen through sensitization the violence’s have reduced and sexworkers know about their safety and security, condom negotiation has been key, my career objective is to be an activist currently she is working as an advocacy officer at coast sexworkers alliance. (COSWA-K)

L. Kasamani

VOLUNTEER

Lovina Kasamani is a dedicated outreach workers, hardworking and readily available for efficiency and delivering. Over the years she has been championing for HIV prevention, Prep uptake and Gender Based Violence. She is an outstanding team player and a brilliant community mobilizer and has earned herself a position at COSWA-K as an a Assistant Advocacy Officer. Advocating for end violence against sex workers in the coastal region. She is passionate about community engagements and health involvements in the community.