SOGIR: Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity and Rights – Being LGBT in Africa
The project aims to strengthen the evidence base, develop advocacy capacity and public information materials, and convene regional and national dialogues that bring together national decision makers from the executive, legislative and judiciary branches of government with LGBT civil society organisations, their allies and other stakeholders.
YKP: Linking Policy to Programming
The project primarily focuses on strengthening legal/policy environments for young key populations 10–24 years and to improve sexual and reproductive health outcomes for young key populations in SADC countries
The project is implemented at SADC regional level and in 5 countries, community-based partners, including sex worker and people who inject drugs-led partners, will be selected to be part of the project.
NB:Only young key population adults aged 18-24, however, will participate in capacity strengthening, policy/advocacy and research components of the project.
Advancing health and human rights access for MSM/LGBT individuals through the production of credible evidence on community experience and leadership
The Project aims at addressing three critical gaps within the HIV response for, and SOGI advocacy discourse on, MSM/LGBT persons in Africa, although the contribution of community-led initiatives are acknowledged, the investment by States and global health financing institutions remain insignificant, despite laudable objectives in national strategic plans [NSPs], other strategies and targets.
The KP REACH, a three year project initiated in January 2016 with support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria with the intention of sustaining the lessons learned, activities and resources within the KP networks and organisations themselves. The overall goal is the reduction in HIV infections and HIV-related deaths among key populations in Southern Africa through improved access by KPs to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services.
MHAP: The MSM Health Advocacy Project
The MHAP utilises an African MSM Health Scorecard as the tool for establishing a baseline and building accountability for MSM health services.The Scorecards are used by member organizations for advocacy and tracking of progress on strategic indicators of MSM health.
Integrating Spirituality and Sexuality Project
This project leveraged on the success of previous meetings by incorporating some of the religious leaders who participated in that meeting and using them to identify potential faith-based HIV service organisations from the selected countries who participate in this project. AMSHeR identified MSM/LGBT organisations from its membership in those countries to participate in this project.
Francophone LGBTI Advocates Initiative (FLAI)
This project seeks to achieve four broad objectives in francophone Africa, namely: ensure that Francophone LGBT advocates and organisations have enhanced capacity, are skilled, and able to engage in SOGI advocacy; broaden the LGBT leadership in 9 francophone countries.
The UTETEZI Project is just one example of how global and regional stakeholders can work together to make a difference at the country level. Its uniqueness lies in the breadth of partners the approach seeks to engage and its focus on bottom-up advocacy for policy change
Voices for Freedom Project
‘The Voices for Freedom Project aims to portray a positive narrative of African LGBT persons and their experiences through their voices and the voices of their friends and family. This project seeks to counter the single story of African LGBT as victims by presenting alternatives of courage, resilience, pride and freedom’
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- Capacity Strengthening
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- Movement Building
- Partnership building
- Regional Advocacy on SOGI issues
- Security Planning and Risk Assessment
- SOGI Advocacy at the Regional and International Level