More discrimination, less access
People do not all have equal access to HIV treatments: In some regions of the world sex workers, people who use drugs and LGBT people, including those living with HIV, face additional challenges in trying to access these. In these countries they face discrimination and violence. This restricts their access to health care, justice, freedom and safety, ultimately increasing their likelihood of contracting HIV. In addition, civil society organisations formed by and focusing on these groups receive less funding.
That is why Bridging the Gaps partners jointly advocate at global and regional levels to call for access to health care for key populations and sufficient funding for organisations that work towards achieving this. In-country partners work to hold their governments accountable for the fulfilment of key populations’ rights. At the same time, the work of in-country partners and the experiences of communities fuel advocacy at global and regional levels.