MYANMAR: SEX WORKERS DEMAND LAW REFORM

Sex work has been illegal in Myanmar since the 1949 Suppression of Prostitution Act. The punishment is up to three years in prison. This punitive legal framework is a major obstacle to scaling up HIV care and other health services. It also…

The Bridging the Gaps alliance issues the Montréal Declaration

Following the conclusion of the 25th International Harm Reduction Conference that took place in Montréal last week, the Bridging the Gaps alliance issued a statement: The Montréal Declaration on the right of people who use drugs to be protected…

Bridging the Gaps at the International Harm Reduction Conference 2017

From 14th to 17th May, more than a thousand harm reduction advocates and service providers will gather in Montréal (Canada) to share knowledge, skills, and experiences. The Bridging the Gaps alliance will attend, showcasing a photo exhibition…

Looking back on the 2017th Learning Institute: Nothing about us without us!

Last week from 25 till 27 April, Bridging the Gaps organised its very first Learning Institute in Nairobi, Kenya. During this three-day gathering 27 partner representatives from 12 countries have linked and learned on community empowerment and…

Bridging the Gaps hosts its first Learning Institute in Nairobi

Nairobi (Kenya) - Today the very first Learning Institute of Bridging the Gaps kicks off in Nairobi, Kenya. During this three-day-gathering 27 partner representatives from 12 countries will link and learn on community empowerment and meaningful…

Systemic discrimination increases young sex workers' vulnerability to HIV

This global policy brief summarises the research on young people who sell sex including both young people who sell sex below the age of 18 and young sex workers between the ages of 18 and 29. It provides an overview of the legal framework that…

Systemic discrimination increases young sex workers' vulnerability to HIV

This global policy brief summarises the research on young people who sell sex including both young people who sell sex below the age of 18 and young sex workers between the ages of 18 and 29. It provides an overview of the legal framework that…

HIV voluntary counselling and rapid testing point in Tajikistan

Tajikistan is among the countries where HIV prevalence has increased by more than 25% over the last 10 years. Tajikistan is at the early stage of an HIV/AIDS epidemic, with an estimated 16,000 people living with HIV at the end of 2015. Although…

Visiting the Bridging the Gaps project in Kyrgyzstan

In November, Louise van Deth (Executive Director of Aidsfonds) and Michaël Kensenhuis (Lobbyist at Aidsfonds) visited the Bridging the Gaps programme in Kyrgyzstan. Winter had just hit Kyrgyz capital Bishkek when we arrived, resulting in beautiful…

Call for applications: The Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute

Bridging the Gaps will hosts a three-day  “Bridging the Gaps Learning Institute” in Nairobi Kenya in 2017. Each year the BtG Learning Institute will bring together country, regional and alliance partners of Bridging the Gaps, to learn,…

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