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WONETHA PROGRAMMES

1. HEALTH OUTREACH AND SUPPORT PROGRAMME
Educing stigma and discrimination of sex workers in health facilities

a) Engage health practitioners and clinics in dialogue to provide friendly, non-discriminatory services to sex workers.
b) Organize seminars and workshops to sensitize health care practitioners (government health workers) on human and health rights of sex worker.

Safeguarding the member’s health and contributing to reduction of the spreads of HIV:

a). Distribution of condoms and lubricants and demonstration on their use.
b) Creating a referral system with health care facilities.
c) Organize for voluntary testing and counseling services.
d) Form psycho-social therapy groups.

Training and awareness creation.

a) Train peer educators from among sew workers to educate our members on health and safety matters.
b) Train members on safety issues and how to negotiate for safer sex.
c) Health training on topics such as proper condom use, HIV, health relevant tests rights, STIs, Hepatitis breast and cervical cancer screening and others
d) Train counselors from among sex workers to provide psychosocial support.
e) Train sex workers to be care givers.

2. ADVOCACY AND PARTNERSHIPS PROGRAMME

a) Challenge and advocate for change of laws that are punitive and advance the violation of the human rights of sex workers.
b) Conduct outreach activities and mobilize our members to organize themselves into groups that can collectively advocate for their rights.
c) Provide legal awareness and rights sensitization training for our members.
d) Provide leadership and advocacy training with intent to groom leaders to take up the activism space.
e) Identify and work with organization that shares our vision and philosophy.
f) Establish good relationships with local communities.
g) Continue promoting our work of collaboration with law enforcement officers.
h) Advocate with leaders and law enforcement agencies to reinforce and monitor implementation of supportive policies and laws developed at the national level.
i) Conduct media-based advocacy-TV Tal shows, Youtube presentations.

3. NETWORKS AND PARTNERSHIP PROGRAMME

a) Identify and expand our relevant stakeholder communities and enhance engagement to understand their priorities and concerns that WONETHA needs to respond to.
b) Build and lead long term partnerships with government and non-government related stakeholders, to increase collaboration and garner support in addressing violence and stigma and promote a friendly and conducive working environment for sex workers.
c) Target and work with the different forms of sex workers groups.

4. ECONOMIC EMPOWERMENT PROGRAMME

a) Assist our members to identify income generating activities that they can jointly or individually engage in
b) Assist members to establish mechanisms for initiating cash rounds as a way of raising funds and saving
c) Provide training on how to plan and invest for retirement
d) Facilitate access to loans for our members

5.ADULT LITERACY AND MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME

a) Train members on how to build their esteem and boost their confidence levels
b) Train members on professionalism, etiquette and good mannerism
c) Train and empower our members to negotiate for safer sex.
d) Provide professional skills that can enable our members to work in an office environment including managing our own offices.
e) Sponsor / recommend members to complete their education and expand their opportunities for career growth
f) Organize and coordinate exchange visits with similar organizations in other countries to learn and share ideas.
g) Train sex workers on gender, human rights, sexual diversity, self-esteem, and HIV, based on a peer education approach.
h) Train members on computer literacy, basic reading, book-keeping.

6. THE ORPHANS AND VULNERABLE CHILDREN PROGRAMME

a) Advocate with relevant Government agencies for access to quality education for OVC’s.
b) Provide for psychosocial support.

7. COOMUNICATION AND ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMME

a) Develop promotional material to increase WONETHA’s visibility.
b) Provide members with information and opportunities to participate in WONETHA activities
c) Document case stories and lessons learned.
d) Document WONETHA’s models of successful organizational growth and advocacy that similar organizations within Uganda and globally can learn from.
e) Maintain an online presence through use of social media channels.
f) Disseminate regular updates and briefing papers to WONETHA members.
g) Document programme evidence, packages and disseminate videos and other materials to appropriate audiences.

8. INSTITUTIONAL DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

a) Scale up efforts to increase funding through proposal and report writing.
b) Develop clear work plans for the organization cascading down to program and individual levels.

9. PEER EDUCATORS PROGRAMME

a) Increase diversity within training programmes for peer educators to include topics relating to holistic wellbeing, stress management, drug use, and other diseases such as cancer.
b) Ensure effective opportunities for growth among peer educators.