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),…

BtG Collaboration Toolkit: 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…

Community Based Participatory Research: Access To Legal Identity Cards and National Health Insurance (NHI) Among MSM And Transgender Women: A Study in 4 Cities in Indonesia 2017

The GWL INA National Network, partner organization of both COC and MSMGF, has conducted community based participatory research (CBPR) in Indonesia. For Indonesia this is a new research model with active involvement of the community of Men who…

Mid-term Evaluation Bridging the Gaps – health and rights for key populations

This mid-term evaluation report (2014) shows the progress made within the Bridging the Gaps programme until 2014. Based on document analysis, case studies, focus groups and interviews with management, staff and beneficiaries, this evaluation…

The invisible citizens’ revolution

This master thesis (2014) identifies how LGBT people living with HIV in Ecuador claim their rights for better treatment in the health system and the wider community, within a general environment of stigma and discrimination. Based on 20 in-depth…

Thesis Community Empowerment

The research question of this study was: What are the most effective community empowerment strategies for decreasing the HIV prevalence, increasing the access to HIV/STI-related services, and increasing the fulfillment of the human rights of…

Access to HIV prevention and treatment for men who have sex with men

This report (2012) explores the structural, community and individual factors that facilitate and challenge the access of men who have sex with men (MSM) to HIV services. Based on a survey among 5,779 MSM from 165 countries, MSMGF identifies…

Desk research: Health and rights of LGBT in Ukraine [bilingual]

In this baseline report (2012), COC Netherlands and LiGa describe the health and human rights situation of LGBT people in Ukraine.Key words: baseline, Ukraine, LGBT, health, rights

Desk research: Health and rights of LGBT in Tajikistan [bilingual]

In this baseline report (2012), COC Netherlands and Equal Opportunities describe the health and human rights situation of LGBT people in Tajikistan. Key words: baseline, Tajikistan, LGBT, health, rights

Engaging underserved key populations in Kyrgyzstan: what works?

This operational research report (2015) identifies the factors that influence the motivation of key populations to participate in HIV prevention programmes in Kyrgyzstan. Based on 440 interviews with key population members, the study shows…

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