Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Source: MSMGFSeveral United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDSNew York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform…

Exclusion kills: Gay men and sex workers worldwide express anger over attempts by governments to erase key populations from the 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS

Joint Statement by MSMGF and NSWPOn May 27th, new draft language was released for the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, which is scheduled to be finalized in New York City next week (Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10) at the United…

A new phase to bridge gaps for key populations

The work of Bridging the Gaps between 2011-2015 has shown that rights-based approaches and services geared towards the needs of key populations result in health improvements and increased fulfilment of human rights. After a successful first…
Photo credit: Mick Webb

Sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people set directions for change in Kenya

Access to comprehensive health services and a supportive and enabling legal environment. These were among the shared priorities set by communities of sex workers, LGBT people and people who use drugs during a two-day Bridging the Gaps workshop…
Linara's healthy baby Credit: Chris de Bode for Aidsfonds

Every life matters: Key population photo exhibition at the EECAAC conference in Moscow

Linara, Thuan and David invite you to step into their world and experience what it is like to be a female drug user in Kyrgyzstan, a male sex worker in Vietnam or a young gay man in Uzbekistan. The exhibition features a unique combination of…

Educational Cartoon Explains Solving Children’s Problems by Family Group Conferences

International Charitable Foundation AFEW International (Ukraine) released a 9-minute educational cartoon on family group conferences – a mediated meeting between family members and other officials such as social workers and police in regards…

ART Adherence Unit in Pakistan; Global Fund takes over and doubles capacity

How Dutch funding proves to have a multiplier effect in Pakistan’s HIV programming. Nai Zindagi, Mainline’s partner in Pakistan, has developed a facility where people who use drugs are initiated on antiretroviral treatment (ART). This pilot…

International AIDS Conference Registration Reminder: SCHOLARSHIPS!!

Bridging the Gaps alliance partners would like to remind and encourage all of our stakeholders and community members to apply for financial aid scholarships for the 2016 International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa on July 18-22. Completed…

Key populations are paving the way

On Tuesday 1 December Bridging the Gaps organised a satellite session at the ICASA conference in Zimbabwe. Around 120 people, ranging from community representatives to policy makers gathered to look at how key populations are paving the way…

The end of AIDS in 2030: is the Netherlands willing to make the needed policy choices?

Bridging the Gaps partners Mainline, Aidsfonds, KNCV and TB/HIV Care (South Africa) jointly organised a workshop at the Dutch National Conference on STIs, HIV and Sex in search of the answer to this question. While funding is under pressure,…