AMSHeR, and its various member organisations, work towards an empowered and healthy life for MSM/LGBT people in Africa and human rights for all.
The human rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) and men who have sex with men (MSM) community in Africa are among the most violated in the world.
With same-sex sexual practices outlawed in most African countries, many have to fight for their basic human rights, facing stigma and structural discrimination in their community, their family and government institution. This situation leads to increased HIV infections for LGBT's and MSM's, due to them not being able to access clinical programmes and responsive models to their health and rights need.
By tackling the issue on both a social and policy level, while building up our organisational strengths and advocating for improved protection of human rights for all, we contribute to the creation of real and sustainable change on this continent.