2019 | ISHTAR: from grassroots organisation to sub-regional capacity development hub

When alliance partner MPact began its Bridging the Gaps partnerships in Kenya in 2012 and started to collaborate with Ishtar, Ishtar was a 3-staff grassroots organisation. They began in 1997 as a group of community members and male sex workers…

2019 | 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…

2019 | ISHTAR: from grassroots organisation to sub-regional capacity development hub

When alliance partner MPact began its Bridging the Gaps partnerships in Kenya in 2012 and started to collaborate with Ishtar, Ishtar was a 3-staff grassroots organisation. They began in 1997 as a group of community members and male sex…

2019 | Youth Vision: reducing the high HIV prevelance among PWID in Nepal

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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 8: Responding To A Lack of Support From The Government To Address Barriers To HIV Service Delivery For Gay And Bisexual Men In Zimbabwe

Stigma and discrimination due to one’s sexual orientation or gender identity are not uncommon within health facilities in Zimbabwe (and elsewhere in the world). Such unfriendly environments reduce health seeking behaviours. Funding from BtG…

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 6: Using the Universal Periodic Review For Improving the Human Rights of LGBT People

In 71 states same-sex sexual relations are still outlawed, of which 8 use the death penalty as a form of punishment. The Universal Periodic Review (UPR) is one of the most popular ways for LGBT human rights defenders to address issues and put…

2018 | Change Story 5: Building A Resilient Movement By Sensitising the Media on LGBT Issues in Indonesia

The massive nonfactual media coverage about LGBTs strengthened negative public opinion about them, which has affected the community’s ability to access HIV and SRHR services. To address this issue, the Ardhanary Institute decided to develop…

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