Stronger Together, Association for Support of People Living with HIV
The Eurasian Coalition on Male Health implements the Right To Health regional program to contribute to an increased uptake and retention across the continuum of HIV care for MSM and trans* people in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
At the regional level, the main program activities are implemented by the ECOM Secretariat and at the country level – by program sub-recipients in five countries: New Generation Humanitarian NGO (Armenia), Vstrecha Republican Youth Public Organization (Belarus), Equality Movement (Georgia), Kyrgyz Indigo Public Union (Kyrgyzstan), and Stronger Together, Association for Support of People Living with HIV (Macedonia).
Though the target countries that are participating in this program are limited to those five listed above, participation in the program will be open, to a certain extent, to community representatives and organizations from the countries of so-called “expanded engagement”: Azerbaijan, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Moldova, Russian Federation, Tajikistan, and Ukraine.
Representatives of the expanded engagement countries may be involved in the program as experts and may serve as resources for knowledge sharing, training and technical support; they may also be invited to the regional capacity-building and advocacy events.
The goal of this program is to contribute to an increased uptake and retention across the continuum of HIV care for MSM and trans* people in Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Objective 1: To contribute to increasing MSM and trans* community participation in decision-making in national HIV responses.
Objective 2: To contribute to building the capacity of MSM and trans* organizations by strengthening organizational structures, technical competence and fundraising capacity.
Objective 3: To strengthen enabling environments for HIV services for MSM and trans* people, through fighting stigma and discrimination, promoting and protecting human rights, and removing legal and policy barriers.
Involvement of communities in the decision-making processes in the field of HIV prevention among key populations remains low in Central, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (CEECA). It is both because of existing structural barriers and lack of resources and understanding of the country dialogue processes within the communities. Such a conclusion can be made after reviewing […]