Please note that the Bridging the Gaps programme concluded on 31 December 2020.

The information on this website will no longer be updated – for more information on Bridging the Gaps please visit the Aidsfonds webpage.

Bridging the Gaps works towards a world where sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people can enjoy their human rights and access quality HIV prevention, treatment and care.

We link human rights and health

The human rights of sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people are violated in many countries around the world. Due to stigmatisation and discrimination, they have limited access to HIV and other essential health services. That is why they are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. Bridging the Gaps advocates for the realisation of key populations’ human rights and their access to quality health services.

We link key populations

The barriers in accessing HIV and other health services are often the same for different key populations – as are several of the solutions. Bridging the Gaps facilitates the sharing of strategies, best practices and advocacy tools amongst sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people around the world. We also test joint solutions with our regional and country partners.

We link key populations

The barriers in accessing HIV and other health services are often the same for different key populations – as are several of the solutions. Bridging the Gaps facilitates the sharing of strategies, best practices and advocacy tools amongst sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people around the world. We also test joint solutions with our regional and country partners.

We link community work to global advocacy

Global-level policies and instruments can support local-level advocates in holding their governments accountable. They are helpful in pushing for accessible and welcoming HIV and other health services for key populations and protecting their human rights. At the same time, in-country experiences are used for evidence-based advocacy at the global level. By linking local advocates to global processes, Bridging the Gaps works towards change on multiple levels.

Stories of change

2019 | Change story 10: Sustainable HIV service delivery for gay, bisexual men and other MSM in Vietnam – adapting to changing funding landscapes.

Glink adapted to the shifting aid landscape in the HIV response to ensure that its clients continue to receive sexual health services. Their strategy led to a strong foundation to provide sustainable, affordable and non-discriminatory HIV services…

Blogs from the field

Thank you to all our 120 (!) Bridging the Gaps partners

Bridging the Gaps is concluding after ten years. Ten years of joint work to end AIDS among key populations. We send a huge thank you to all our 120 partners on country, regional and global level. The work is not yet done and will continue in…

What’s new?

Ten Years of Bridging the Gaps

Bridging the Gaps – an alliance of nine international organisations and networks and more than 80 local and regional organisations in 15 countries – concluded activities in December 2020, after ten years of programming. From 2011 until…