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…

2019 | Change story 8: Turning policy into action – the implementation of Kyrgyzstan’s national adherence plan.

A community led and a government study conducted in the country in 2017 showed that PLHIV have access to ART but are struggling to adhere to treatment. Partnership Network, with the support Bridging the Gaps partners the Global Network of People…

2019 | Change story 7: Data for change – using evidence to improve access to HIV services among adolescents in Zimbabwe

Despite declines in new HIV infections and AIDS-related deaths in Zimbabwe, current ART coverage rates of 80% require scaling up, in order to reach the 90-90-90 targets. ITPC and Bridging the Gaps set up CTOs in four health facilities in Zimbabwe…

2019 | Change story 6: LEGABIBO’s role in monitoring access to health care in the wake of decriminalisation.

The High Court of Botswana decriminalised same-sex sex acts on 11 June 2019. LEGABIBO (Lesbians, Gays & Bisexuals of Botswana) filed an affidavit to explain the impact of the criminalisation on LGBT mental health, experiences of violence,…

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…

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