Africa

MHAP: The MSM Health Advocacy Project

Countries

Overview
Men who have sex with men across Africa remain at the margins of HIV interventions despite the grave need for urgent, immediate and serious attention to their health needs. This is evidenced by the lack of comprehensive data analyzing the situation despite several key studies that hint at the scale of the epidemic and its impact on MSM across the continent.

This project is a comprehensive review and analysis of the current situation for the MSM in each country about health policy, programme and funding support for MSM health services.

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Region

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Year/s

2012 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016
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Partner

AIDS ACCOUNTABILITY INTERNATIONAL/ALTERNATIVE-COTE D’IVOIRE/ISHTAR MSM/TIERS
Objectives

The long term development objective of the project is to improve Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH] outcomes for young key populations in SADC Countries.

The medium-term programme objective is to strengthen HIV/SRH related rights of young key populations in law, policy and strategy in 5 SADC Countries [Angola, Madagascar, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe.]

  • Strengthening the capacity of national governments to put in place HIV/SRH-related legal, policy and strategy environments that respect the rights of young key populations
  • Strengthening the capacity of regional and national civil society organisations including community-based groups to claim rights and advocate for strengthened national HIV/SRH-related legal, policy and strategy environments and improved HIV/SRH service provision for young key populations
  • Strengthening the capacity and leadership of SADC to facilitate Member States to put in place legal, policy and strategy environments that respect the rights of young key populations and promote regional learning
  • Strengthening the understanding of appropriate indicators and monitoring and evaluation processes that help promote accountability for implementation of human rights enabling activities that arise from law, policy and strategy assessments, advocacy and research activities
Activities
  • Develop relevant tools and guidance on the HIV/Sexual Reproductive Health [SRH]-related needs and rights of each young key population – Advocacy Curriculum; Scorecard for year 1.
  • Implement capacity strengthening activities for young sex workers [SW], young lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals [LGBT], young people in prison, young people who use drugs in HIV/SRH rights and on access to justice – Community Dialogues; Stakeholders’ Workshops; Advocacy Work Plans Development;
  • Establish a mechanism for community inputs into policy development and implementation related to HIV/SRH service provision for young key populations
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