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
  • New OHCHR report out today: "Discrimination & Violence against Individuals Based on their Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity (A/HRC/29/23)

 If you have not already read through it, please follow the link below for the full report from the Office of the                  United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights. >> View the full document here

  • AMSHeR are hiring 

We are looking to fill the position of Deputy Director and Accounting Officer - should you be interested please             follow the link to find out more about how to apply>>

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.