Youth Vision: reducing the high HIV prevelance among PWID in Nepal

Since many years, Mainline (through the Bridging the Gaps programme) supported and strengthened the capacity of Nepalese partner Youth Vision to provide quality harm reduction services, research, and lobby efforts in Kathmandu (Nepal). Over the…

2018 | Change Story 10: “What A Girl Wants, What A Girl Needs”: Female Friendly Harm Reduction Services

Among Kenya’s 1,6 million people who live with HIV, 910.000 are women. Observations from peers and outreach workers in Mombasa’s drug dens indicated a high number of women who were not accessing services. This change story describes how…

2018 | Change Story 9: Let Service Beneficiaries in Tajikistan Speak

Newly detected HIV cases in Tajikistan increased by 25% in 2010. Stigma and discrimination make access to HIV/STI services complicated, contributing to an increased risk of HIV. In 2018 AFEW-Tajikistan also added a stronger focus on involvement…

2018 | Change Story 7: Using Community Data to Catalyse and Inform Policy Action For People Who Inject Drugs in Kyrgyzstan

Kyrgyzstan is one of the countries with the fastest growing HIV epidemics in the last decade. Injecting drug use is the primary driver of HIV infection, with more than 50% of HIV infections occurring among this group. ITPC initiated ‘Missing…

2018 | Change Story 2: Using Normative Guidance and Community Empowerment to Improve Capacity and Coordination in Response to Drug Policy in the EECA Region

Vulnerability to HIV is well-known to be exacerbated by stigmatisation. This story illustrates that mobilisation and resilience can have a substantive and tangible impact if adequate support is provided. In the EECA region, where the state…

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 | Tool: Making the Universal Periodic Review (UPR) Work For People Who Use Drugs

The goal of the report is to support the advocacy efforts of civil society actors working on harm reduction and drug policy, and provide useful resources for the effective utilisation of international human rights mechanisms, such as the Universal…

Potential for active engagement: making the Universal Periodic Review work for people who use drugs

Universal Periodic Review (UPR) PUD Aidsfonds, together with Harm Reduction International (HRI) and the International Drug Policy Consortium (IDPC) has recently published a research report ‘Making the Universal Periodic Review work for…

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…

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