Key Populations’ Engagement Report Launch

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In 2014-16, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria (“The Global Fund”) and the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (“PEPFAR”) have both taken steps to significantly increase their transparency and consultation with the key populations most affected by HIV: sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs, and transgender people. In response, many countries have seen an unprecedented level of activity by key populations-led groups to engage with these processes. But despite intensive engagement, key populations report that their work remains underfunded.

Join us to raise a toast and celebrate the return of the International AIDS Conference to Durban in an era in which the voices and role of key populations and community-led initiatives in the AIDS response is receiving increasing acknowledgement. This Report co-published by AMSHeR, the African Sex Worker Alliance [ASWA], GenderDynamiX and TransBantu Association Zambia and launched at the 21st International AIDS Conference, presents findings from a survey and interviews with representatives of key populations to analyze how well this is working in practice, and recommendations for future action. Download full text here