This Is How We Do It! Kick-Off Meeting Young Wild and… Free? Community Based Participatory Research

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In March, young community researchers from Kenya, Russia, South Africa and Vietnam gathered in Amsterdam for a three day three-day training organised by Mainline. The purpose of the training was to prepare the community researchers…
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2019 | ISHTAR: from grassroots organisation to sub-regional capacity development hub

When alliance partner MPact began its Bridging the Gaps partnerships in Kenya in 2012 and started to collaborate with Ishtar, Ishtar was a 3-staff grassroots organisation. They began in 1997 as a group of community members and male sex workers…

2019 | ISHTAR: from grassroots organisation to sub-regional capacity development hub

When alliance partner MPact began its Bridging the Gaps partnerships in Kenya in 2012 and started to collaborate with Ishtar, Ishtar was a 3-staff grassroots organisation. They began in 1997 as a group of community members and male sex…

2018 | Change Story 8: Responding To A Lack of Support From The Government To Address Barriers To HIV Service Delivery For Gay And Bisexual Men In Zimbabwe

Stigma and discrimination due to one’s sexual orientation or gender identity are not uncommon within health facilities in Zimbabwe (and elsewhere in the world). Such unfriendly environments reduce health seeking behaviours. Funding from BtG…

2018 | Change Story 6: Using the Universal Periodic Review For Improving the Human Rights of LGBT People

In 71 states same-sex sexual relations are still outlawed, of which 8 use the death penalty as a form of punishment. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is one of the most popular ways for LGBT human rights defenders to address issues and put…

2018 | Change Story 5: Building A Resilient Movement By Sensitising the Media on LGBT Issues in Indonesia

The massive nonfactual media coverage about LGBTs strengthened negative public opinion about them, which has affected the community’s ability to access HIV and SRHR services. To address this issue, the Ardhanary Institute decided to develop…

2018 | Change Story 1: How Strengthening the Global Network of YPLHIV Enables A More Effective HIV Response

Young people have unique HIV treatment needs. Their expertise and perspectives must inform and shape health services to ensure effectiveness, including treatment adherence. Yet, it is not always easy for adolescents to participate in global…

2019 | Learning Tool: Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute (English & Russian)

The Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute brings together partners to learn, share and discuss their own practices. 25 participants from 10 different countries came together in Hanoi, Vietnam, and shared their knowledge on the theme “building…

Will we see a historic court case in Botswana this Thursday on the decriminalization of homosexuality?

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Not only in Kenya discriminatory laws are being challenged, also in Botswana the LGBT community goes to court: On Thursday, 14 March 2019, the Botswana High Court, will hear a case challenging the constitutionality of sections 164(a),…

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