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),…

Historic court case for the LGBT movement in Kenya to have criminalisation clauses repealed

Friday, 22nd February 2019, a judgment of a historic court case in Kenya is expected, in which the LGBT movement seeks to have criminalisation clauses of the current law repealed. First petitioner of this case is the Director of HOYMAS,…

2018 | Lessons Learnt Report: Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute (English, Bahasa & Russian)

This publication gives an overview of lessons learnt during the 2018 gathering of the Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute, held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, 26 – 28 March 2018. The meeting focused on ‘building resilient movements’.…

2018 | Tool: Effective Collaboration in Partnerships for Health and Human Rights Toolkit

The toolkit for effective collaboration in partnerships for health and human rights helps to translate this research on collaboration into action, with a set of tools to help team managers and team members to establish or strengthen a…

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