The program was launched in 2017, and has evolved not limited to sensitization and trainings confronting the gender issues fueling the spread of the infection and diseases but with the partnership with other like minded organizations has gone ahead to instate management of HIV at the grassroots in a bid for services extension and improvement of community health seeking behaviors amongst the sexual minority groups in the country. Through partnership and networking ,the organization managed to train (15) fifteen peer leaders and (25) twenty five peer counselors in our areas of operation whose role was to conduct community sensitization campaigns on HIV/AIDS and on general health wellbeing of their colleagues and referrals.
Under this program, the organization seeking to promote economic empowerment initiatives through group saving and lending money under an initiative called ‘Youth of destiny saving & credit group’ to enable the LGBT and Sex workers living with HIV (PLHIV) start up income generating activities so as they can improve on their standards of living in their respective communities .As a result of economic vulnerability, this situation has called upon sex workers and LGBT PLHIV toform /organize group which will enable them to get away with social problems resulting from impact of HIV and economic vulnerability . PLHIV vulnerability is directly related to poverty. In order to eradicate poverty, the need for analyzing its root cause and ways to tackle the problem is of great importance.
Under this thematic program, the organization seeking to advocate for the rights and freedom of the LGBT and Sex workers in our areas of operation. Through the program of the organization conducts community sensitization and empowerment trainings in Human Rights to enable them advocate for their basic human rights in the community so as to promote an enabling environment for the sex minorities. Furthermore, the organization through partnerships with other organizations has trained community paralegals to provide legal aid services to the LGBT and Sex workers in the community.