Entries by Anna Maria

“Community members brought in useful ideas during AIDS 2018, but I missed support for sharing information after the conference”

My name is Doan Thanh Tung, and I’m the Director of Lighthouse, an organisation by and for LGBT people in Vietnam. Attending the International AIDS Conference in Amsterdam last July was an amazing experience. For me, this was the second time to participate in an international conference as a representative of the Vietnamese LGBT community. […]

The future of funding for key populations

For an effective HIV response, direct investment in key populations is essential. Yet, only 9 per cent of HIV prevention resources are spent on these communities, whereas 40-50 per cent of new HIV infections in adults occur among key populations and their partners (UNAIDS Fast-Track update 2016). This was one of the conclusions during the […]

Bridging the Gaps events at AIDS 2018

Bridging the Gaps will be holding various events during the 22nd International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2018), coming 23-27 July, 2018 in Amsterdam. We will use the opportunity to showcase our work and the urgency to stop the HIV epidemic among key populations. Events at AIDS 2018 range from sessions with key population speakers to poster […]

Zimbabwe: New windows of opportunity for resilient movements

The resignation of Robert Mugabe was received with much jubilation by Bridging the Gaps partners in Zimbabwe. Since 1995, organisations like our partner Gays and Lesbians of Zimbabwe (GALZ) have been on the receiving end of the brutality and hate of Mugabe’s aversion to diversity.   Homophobia and transphobia In many cases, the state had […]

OUR RESEARCH AGENDA 2017-2019: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT & MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT

Bridging the Gaps will implement five community-based research projects between 2017 and 2019. The projects will look at the impact of community empowerment and community mobilisation, and the meaningful involvement of key populations on: a strengthened civil society that holds governments to account key populations enjoying human rights key populations accessing high quality, comprehensive services […]

OUR RESEARCH AGENDA 2017-2019: COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT & MEANINGFUL INVOLVEMENT

Bridging the Gaps will implement five community-based research projects between 2017 and 2019. The projects will look at the impact of community empowerment and community mobilisation, and the meaningful involvement of key populations on: a strengthened civil society that holds governments to account key populations enjoying human rights key populations accessing high quality, comprehensive services […]

MYANMAR: SEX WORKERS DEMAND LAW REFORM

Sex work has been illegal in Myanmar since the 1949 Suppression of Prostitution Act. The punishment is up to three years in prison. This punitive legal framework is a major obstacle to scaling up HIV care and other health services. It also leads to treatment disruption for sex workers as they are often denied access […]

The medicines saved my life

My name is Jonah and I live in Uganda with my two children. After I was diagnosed with HIV, I faced many challenges. It isn’t always easy to get access to treatment. I got HIV when I was only 15 years old and still in school. For a long time I didn’t know that I […]

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