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This document illuminates the position of the advocacy platform (established by The Global Forum on MSM & HIV, together with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS, and with representatives from UNAIDS Secretariat, UNDP, UNFPA, the World Bank, and WHO), on four advocacy priorities identified during the Bangkok convening, and offers examples of messaging, potential partners, and data necessary to coordinate action.
This toolkit focuses on preventing HIV among key populations – sex workers, people who inject drugs, transgender people, and gay men and other men who have sex with men. Globally, key populations are 10-24 times more at risk of contracting HIV than adults in the general population In 2015, infections among key populations accounted for 36% of all new infections. There are three main aims of this toolkit:
- To equip community activists with the knowledge and skills that they need around PrEP, advocacy and community mobilization so that they are able to mobilize their communities to demand PrEP
- To enable community PrEP activists to advocate with their governments and service providers to allow key populations access to PrEP services
- To ensure that these services are provided in a manner that is aﬀordable, appropriate to their needs, and addresses access barriers.
Briefing on the expansion of the 'Mexico City Policy.' On 13 January 2017, the US President announced the reintroduction and expansion of the ‘Mexico City Policy’, also known as the Global Gag Rule, a policy that bans awarding US global health funds to non-governmental organisations working outside of the US that perform, actively give information about, or promote the decriminalisation of abortion. On 15 May 2017, the United States Administration held a press briefing to launch the expanded ‘Mexico City Policy’, which the new administration has renamed
‘Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance Plan’.
This report draws on multiple sources that document the many ways in which communities are advancing the response to AIDS, and the evidence for the effectiveness of these responses. Core areas of community-based activities include advocacy, service provision, community based research and financing are illustrated by innovative examples of community-based actions.
Le Forum mondial sur les HSH et le VIH (MSMGF) est fière de lancer Kumã-Parlons En[*], une adaptation francophone de la boîte à outils Speaking Out. Développée à l’origine en 2010 par le MSMGF et l’organisation marocaine ALCS, cette boîte à outils est conçue pour être utilisée par toutes les organisations de la région Afrique de l’Ouest francophone qui militent pour le droit à la santé des HSH.
The report details strategies used and outcomes achieved by five constituency-led global network organizations focused on key populations, providing numerous case study examples illustrating the concrete impact of advocacy at the global level.
Justice Programs for Public Health: A Good Practice Guide is a comprehensive tool both for justice organizations and funders interested in addressing pressing public health needs, and public health groups and funders that recognize justice is as critical to public health as medicine.
The Male Sex Work briefing paper focuses on the main issues faced by male sex workers (MSW) globally and highlights some of the advocacy and activism efforts by male sex worker communities that have challenged these issues. The paper is intended for those who make policy, design and implement programmes, and work directly with MSW in the hope of increasing awareness and understanding of the multiple realities and needs of this community.
This March 2015 meeting held in Johannesburg was a forum for information-sharing and advocacy agenda-setting through lively debates and discussions. The purpose of the meeting was to strengthen key population advocacy for the best use of global fund resources and sustainable funding for HIV and TB in Botswana, Malawi, and Tanzania.
This brief is dedicated to understanding access to HIV services among MSM and the implications for strengthening the global HIV response.
This brief seeks to strengthen the ability of programmers and policymakers to understand and respond to HIV risks faced by transgender people around the world in order to reduce the burden of HIV in and protect the rights of trans communities. It is based on the AIDSTAR 2 Technical Report: The Global Health Needs of Transgender Populations.
This toolkit specifically aims to address the capacity gaps identified at the ARASA knowledge-sharing and networking consultations. It provides user-friendly guidance, case studies, and tools specifically directed at strengthening and promoting advocacy towards the rights of LGBTI individuals in Southern and East Africa. The toolkit adopts a rights-based approach to SOGI rights advocacy, consistent with ARASA’s approach to all its work, and focuses on promoting universal access to SRHR services including HIV prevention, treatment, care and support for LGBTI persons.
NSWP hopes that this advocacy toolkit will highlight the harms associated with this approach of criminalisation, both in relation to the simplistic and crude understandings of sex work and of sex workers that are used to justify the law, and in relation to the direct outcomes of the resulting legal framework of criminalising the purchase of sex. In contrast to claims that the Swedish model is a necessary and effective approach in protecting women from violence and exploitation, sex workers in Sweden note worrying consequences of the law in terms of their safety and wellbeing.
123 peer-to-peer in-depth qualitative interviews with female, male and transgender sex workers and key informants was carried out in Indonesia (Jakarta), Myanmar (Yangon), Nepal (Kathmandu) and Sri Lanka (Colombo). “The research provides sound evidence that the violence that sex workers experience denies them their fundamental human rights and contributes to the spread of HIV,” said Meena Saraswathi Seshu, from Centre for Advocacy on Stigma and Marginalisation, one of the co-authors of the report.
The Advocacy for Community Treatment (ACT) Toolkit facilitates community activists to become effective advocates for HIV treatment access. It includes a special focus on supporting key populations and ensuring everyone’s right to health is respected. Topics covered in the participatory Toolkit include: the science of HIV, the relationship between human rights and treatment, how trade impacts the availability of medicines, financing for health, and community advocacy planning.