COSIR

Community Support Initiative for Refugees (CoSIR) is a nonprofit supporting LGBTQIA+ refugees living in Nairobi. CoSIR runs a shelter which provides safe housing facilities and basic support to vulnerable LGBTQIA+ refugees/asylum seekers who are victims or at risk of gender-based violence. Their mission also includes economic empowerment of LGBTQIA+ refugees, providing financial literacy training, hands-on skills, job placement, etc. It also focuses on advocating for the rights of the targeted community and educating and raising awareness on HIV/AIDs, STIs, general sexual health, gender-based violence, and mental health.