AMSHeR & AAI Launch African MSM Health Scorecards The MSM Health Advocacy Project (MHAP), a joint project of the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and AIDS Accountability International (AAI) is a project that aims to improve the policy and health environment for the delivery of HIV services to men who have sex with men (MSM) in Africa. As part of this project, MSM Health Scorecards were developed and launched recently in Johannesburg. >>Read more about this project
  • Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) Statement on Observer Status: African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights In response to the activities at the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights on the 25th of April, the Coalition of African Lesbians (CAL) have published a statement surrounding the events and which includes a public letter of thanks to all those who supported them in the application. >>View the press release here
  • International Conference on AIDS and STI’s in Africa The Society for AIDS in Africa (SAA), custodian of ICASA, regretfully informs all stakeholders and delegates that ICASA 2015 will no longer be held in Hammamet, Tunisia from 8 to 13 November 2015. This decision is due to reasons beyond our control. A new date and venue will be announced 15 days from now. >View the press release here
  • Delane Kalembo recently attended the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights and this is his experience: After several postponements due to the presence of the Ebola virus in West Africa, the 56th session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights (ACHPR) was finally announced to take place in Gambia from 21 April to 7 May 2015. Originally this session was scheduled for October 2014. This session of the commission saw progressive developments for the LGBTI community, and a number of new documents and guidelines were launched.  >>Read more about my experience    

    African Men for Sexual Health and Rights [AMSHeR]

    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.