Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation praises key population photo exhibition

Bradley Fortuin lives in Botswana. He is 26 years old and gay. His mother died of AIDS when he was only 9 years old. Bradley now lives with his uncle in Gaborone. Bradley’s uncle is a priest and has great difficulties with Bradley’s sexuality.…

Key populations make the change: four years Bridging the Gaps

Results Report Bridging the Gaps (2011-2015) At its inception in 2011, Bridging the Gaps was one of the first programmes of this scale to focus on investing in the health and rights of key populations. Now four years later, a strong alliance…

Join Bridging the Gaps at the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)

Are you planning to attend the International Conference on AIDS and STIs in Africa (ICASA)? Are you looking for good practices and lessons learnt when working with key populations? Then make sure you don’t miss out on our activities. Bridging…

A photo exhibition calling for more focus on key populations in ending AIDS

Rajesh, Bradley, Cindy and Thuan invite you to step into their world. They want you to experience what it is like to be a man who is using drugs and living with HIV in Nepal, to be a young gay man in Botswana, to be a female sex worker in Uganda,…

New research report: Reaching key populations and improving their access to HIV services in Kenya

Bridging the Gaps has conducted operational research in five of the sixteen programme countries: Vietnam, Costa Rica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan and Ukraine. The operational research in Kenya identified good practices and lessons learnt within the Bridging…

Bridging the Gaps will continue to bridge gaps for key populations!

We are excited that the Bridging the Gaps programme will embark on phase 2 and continue to improve the health and rights of three key populations: sex workers, people who use drugs, and LGBT people. In August 2015, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign…

INPUD launches consensus statement on drug use under prohibition

The consensus statement, launched during INPUD's pre-conference of the International Harm Reduction Conference, focuses on human rights, health, and the law in relation to people who use drugs. The document is informed by the perspective of…

New video: Today’s youth, tomorrow’s key populations?

Supporting adolescents at risk of HIV in Ukraine Tetiana is 18 years old. She has a little baby. Her husband was actively using drugs and after three years she left him. Oleksandr is 17 years old. He is a talented boxer, and started experimenting…

People who use drugs in Kenya – A study on laws and human rights

People who use drugs in Kenya suffer from violence, harassment, prejudice and ill health. The government of Kenya increasingly recognises the very harsh realities people who use drugs face. Important steps have been taken to provide more space…

‘My clients deserve the best’ – Mainline trains outreach teams in South Africa

The local culture of people who use drugs can be very specific, as are the risks. At the same time, street scenes across the world are very similar. In June 2015, Mainline staff visited their South African country partners TB/HIV Care Association…

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