ECOM Executive Director Vitaly Djuma and Advocacy Coordinator Paata Sabelashvili are participating in the National Conference “HIV and TB: New Challenges” currently held in Kyrgyzstan.  The aim of Conference is to engage decision-makers, strengthen cross-sectoral cooperation, showcase innovative approaches in addressing HIV and TB, work out general recommendations and follow-up actions to strengthen HIV and […]

A Rights Sensitization training for activists of LGBT and HIV service organizations was conducted in Yerevan, August 21-23, 2017 within the ECOM Regional Program “Right to Health” supported by the Global Fund. The training, attended by representatives from Armenia, Belarus, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan and Macedonia, identified the most pressing problems related to stigma and discrimination, violation […]

Issues of internalized homophobia and its impact on health and lives of gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM) in 13 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA) will be reviewed in a new survey by the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM). The survey is intended to […]

Discussions around improving effectiveness of community cooperation in Armenia, Kyrgyzstan and Estonia took place in Tallinn at the workshop organized by the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM), with participation of the Eurasian Harm Reduction Network and the East Europe and Central Asia Union of People Living with HIV, in the frame of the project […]

The participation of LGBT community both in services delivery and strategy development within national HIV responses demonstrated to improve the quality of projects funded by the Global Fund and national HIV/AIDS programs in general. Case studies of participation of LGBT representatives in the Global Fund supported projects, collected by ECOM, show what helps and what […]

Strengthening the participation of communities of gay men and other MSM, and trans* people in HIV response, sustainability of prevention and treatment services, quality of data used in national program planning, human rights and sexual health of gay men, other MSM and trans* people in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia – these are the main […]

In addition to ECOM’s involvement in advocacy activities with the Global Fund, representatives of ECOM have attended a number of conference and meetings during 2015 devoted to different issues related to HIV, human rights, and other issues affecting the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Gennady Roshchupkin at the 4th National Conference of […]

In response to the challenge of the disproportionately low access to HIV services of men who have sex with men (MSM) and trans* people in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA), ECOM submitted an Expression of Interest to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in March for the regional program, […]

EHRN is looking for community organizations of PLWH, PWID, as well as MSM and transgender people in Estonia, Armenia and Kyrgyzstan to aply for small grants within the Regional Program “Money Can Buy Health If You Budget For It” funded by the Robert Carr Foundation.   This Call for Proposals is aimed at identifying community organizations from Estonia, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan […]

In a report adopted last week on the EU’s relationship with Central Asia, the European Parliament has made a strong call to respect democracy, the rule of law and human rights, including the rights of LGBTI people, in the region. The report highlights the parliament’s concern over freedom of the media, freedom of expression, and freedom of […]

ECOM took part in the 5th Eastern Europe and Central Asia AIDS Conference, held in Moscow, Russia from March 23-25, 2016. The conference was aimed at scientists, experts, healthcare providers, healthcare professionals and community workers. At the conference, ECOM held its own session, entitled ‘Prevention and Treatment Particularities among MSM Populations.’ The session consisted of […]

The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) is pleased to announce that its concept note for the regional program “Right to Health: Community Actions to Increase Access of MSM and Transgender People to HIV Services in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia” was submitted to the Global Fund on January 29, 2016. ECOM’s regional […]

The Dialogue of representatives of the transgender community from Eastern Europe and Central Asia was held on 16 and 17 December 2015 in Kiev, which was attended by almost 30 representatives of the transgender community from 9 countries of EECA: Ukraine, Russia, Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Belarus, Tajikistan, Georgia and Azerbaijan.   The participants exchanged experiences and discussed the priorities […]

ECOM is pleased to announce the results of the country selection process for the regional program “Community Actions to Increase Access of MSM and Transgender People to HIV Services in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.” After careful consideration, the Steering Committee has made the difficult, yet strategic choice of selecting the following four countries for […]

The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) vociferously condemns the recent attack on the LGBTIQ organization “Labrys” in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.  On the night of April 3, 2015, unknown assailants threw three bottles containing explosives into the yard of the organization’s offices, causing open fires. Fortunately, no one was harmed in the attack and Labrys’ offices […]