Projects

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.

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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

NB:Only young key  population  adults  aged  18-24,  however, will  participate in capacity strengthening, policy/advocacy and research components of the project.

The project will work 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.

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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.

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KP Reach

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.

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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.

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The Sexuality and Equality in Africa Project

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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.

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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.

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Utetezi Project

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

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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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