A new vision of change – branding and fundraising for organisations working with key populations

Branding and fundraising are both of crucial importance for the sustainability of NGOs. Through strong branding NGOs ensure that their stakeholders feel involved and committed to their organization and its activities. But what if your NGO focusses…

The MSMGF Launches New Online Resource to Support Grassroots HIV Advocates to Fight Homophobia and Transphobia

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF) has launched a new webpage for the Speaking Out Initiative, an international collaborative program to fight HIV among men who have sex with men (MSM) and transgender people by supporting grassroots activists…

Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund announces Request for Proposals

The Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund has just announced its second Request for Proposals for global and regional civil society networks addressing HIV related issues. Global and regional networks that meet the definitions and criteria…

KPLHIV Advisory Group Call for Applications Extended: May 13

Closing Date for all nominations: May 13th 2013 at midnight CET Background The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is a network for all people living with HIV. Its mission is to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV.…

'Act like a girl' – the story of Munir van Reenen

My name is Munir and I am a 33-year-old trans man. I knew I was different before the age of ten because I did not “act like a girl”. I did everything the boys did, like running around without a t-shirt, playing with boys and boy’s toys.…

‘Act like a girl’ – the story of Munir van Reenen

My name is Munir and I am a 33-year-old trans man. I knew I was different before the age of ten because I did not “act like a girl”. I did everything the boys did, like running around without a t-shirt, playing with boys and boy’s toys.…

Gogo’s: Grannies in action challenging homophobia

LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) activism is not limited to younger generations. In Paarl, just outside of Cape Town there is quite an extraordinary group of people that is concerned about the health and human rights of gays, lesbians,…

Something to strive for, to hope for – Dutch diplomat visits Bridging the Gaps partner Nai Zindagi in Pakistan

Outreach work, detoxification and rehabilitation, HIV care and support, income generation and vocational training for street-based people who use drugs. These are the four components of the continuum of care that the organisation Nai Zindagi…

New Global Survey of Young Gay Men Examines Housing, Violence, and Access to HIV Services

Study of over 2400 young gay men shows higher rates of homophobia and violence, lower access to HIV prevention and treatment compared to older gay men  April 15, 2013 - A new study indicates that young men who have sex with men (YMSM) around…

Programmes for key populations: What makes them work?

A survey of operational research capacity among members of the Bridging the Gaps Alliance ‘Operational research means that key populations get better programmes,’ states Joost van der Meer, Operational Research Consultant. Recently, he implemented…

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