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About Us

Greater Women Initiative for Health and Rights (GWIHR) is a Sex worker-led organization with resolved to intervene for the Rights and Health needs of sex workers. She started as an association of friends on the 22nd of November 2014 and metamorphosed into an organization in May 2015.

GWIHR  is registered with the Federal Republic of Nigeria Corporate Affairs Commission with Registration Number CAC/IT/NO 90552
GWIHR accept as true that health care services, human rights and education should be assured for everyone irrespective of one’s choice of job, gender, sexual orientation or identity.

We are committed to gender equality; we value multiplicity and participation, especially of sex workers living with HIV/AIDS in our supremacy as well as programs; and we accept as true in the strength of mind of volunteerism to be innermost to achieve our directive and advance our foundation and to strengthen the voice of sex workers.

Greater Women Initiative for Health and Right (GWIHR) is a sub-national community-based organisation led by young, practising, and former sex workers (SWs), founded on a strong desire to aid in the growth of SWs in their diversity, including the many who are adolescent girls and young women. GWIHR accomplishes this by increasing the capacity of SWs to engage in meaningful communal empowerment, encouraging SWs to participate in decision-making, and preventing gender-based violence, stigma and discrimination, and vulnerability to HIV, Sexually transmitted infections, viral hepatitis, TB and other SRH issues. GWIHR develops interventions targeted at advocacy, sensitisation, services provision, empowerment, monitoring, evaluation, and engagement of SWs’ hands-on skills to stimulate development that would result in preventative health and human rights responses. In addition, GWIHR has a unique perspective on the issues confronting male, female, and transgender SWs, including those who inject drugs within different age groups. Within the years of GWIHR formation, GWIHR has increased its reach, power, and influence across Rivers, Abia, Imo and Akwa-Ibom States in Nigeria.
GWIHR's Belief
We accept as true that health care services, human rights and education should be assured for everyone irrespective of one’s choice of job, gender, sexual orientation or identity.

OUR MISSION

GWIHR’s mission is to uphold the voice of sex workers in promoting and advocating for their rights, access to justice, access to quaility and comprehensive sexual and reproductive service and further create an enabling environment that allows sex workers to live up to their prospects.

OUR VISION

A society where sex workers live a dignified and healthy life

OUR GOAL

To reduce mortality among sex workers as a result of sexual reproductive health-related infections, gender-based violence and poverty

OUR TARGET POPULATION are

Women inclusive of Sex Workers