Passion and Concern for Women Welfare and Empowerment Initiative

Past Events

7th Dec. 2020

proficiency test

On the 7th Dec. 2020. PACOWWEI Kaduna held a proficiency test conducted by SFH in her office.

1st Dec. 2020

World AIDS Day

PACOWWEI Kaduna team participated in the 2020 World Aids day. Themed “ENDING THE HIV/AIDS EPIDEMIC RESILIENCE AND IMPACT”.

30th Nov. 2020

16 Days Of Activism

PACOWWEI Bayelsa team lead the move for 16 days activism on ending gender based violence in Bayelsa State.

Our Vision

To a Nigeria where sex workers are empowered all-round Human Rights are respected and unfettered access to quality to healthcare, social and legal services assured

Our Mission

To mobilize, Educate, Enlighten, Empower and Render health services to sex workers, and also advocate for the decriminalization of sex work in Nigeria

Organiational Overview

PACOWWEI was founded in the year 2013 and incorporated in 2016. PACOWWEI is a community-based organization led by the female sex workers that provides social services to sex workers in FCT and Kano State.

PACOWWEI’s mandate is to make sure that the rights and health of sex workers in Abuja are protected and this is done through capacity building, legal representation of sex workers in the police station and in court, and advocacy to key stakeholders and partners on the protection of the sex workers.

Global Fund New Funding Model HIV Project

Model 1

To scale up comprehensive HIV/AIDS treatment, care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS to all the 37 States in the country.

Model 2

To strengthen the role of the community, civil society organizations and networks of PLWHA in providing and supporting HIV/AIDS treatment and care.

Model 3

To increase the capacity of the private sector to implement workplace HIV/AIDS program in 12 states.



World Tuberculosis Day 2021

Each year, we commemorate World Tuberculosis (TB) Day on March 24 to raise public awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of TB, and to step up efforts to end the global TB epidemic…


Sex workers often face many barriers in accessing HIV prevention programmes

Sex workers are 13 times more at risk of HIV compared with the general population, due to an increased likelihood of being economically vulnerable…

Promising uptake of HIV self-testing in Africa

Promising uptake of HIV self-testing in Africa

HIV self-testing is found to be more popular than standard testing, particularly among men, but accessing treatment after a positive result is an issue…

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