“Sometimes, innovative solutions to social challenges are born in the most unlikely places. In Kisumu, Kenya a surprising approach to HIV prevention relies on building bonds two unlikely groups: police officers and sex workers,” Julie Winokur of Talking Eyes Media (TEM) writes. Kisumu, Kenya has a history of police abuse of sex workers, including extortion, physical, and psychological abuse. “Through a novel approach, a local NGO called Keeping Alive Societies’ Hope (KASH) has fought to reverse that trend by building better relationships between these former adversaries. By offering training programs, HIV testing in the red light district, and even volleyball games, KASH hopes that it’s approach will prove more effective than promoting condom use.”
Shot by cinematographer, Jessey Dearing, and produced/directed by Julie Winokur, this recent film, “From Enemies to Allies,” by TEM was featured on MSNBC this week. Read more and watch the film on MSNBC.