For too long we have heard one side of the story about people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or are Sex Workers, and they’re stories filled with intolerance, hate, and violence. Now it’s time to tell a different side of the story. That’s why we’re searching for and sharing stories of understanding, compassion and care, where people have overcome their differences to reconnect.
The Unheard Voices Campaign is one of the initiatives being supported by the Key Populations, Representation, Evidence and Advocacy for Change in Health (KP-REACH Project), which seeks to reduce stigma and discrimination towards people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender or Sex Workers. Stigma and discrimination is a key barrier to accessing vital health services, including vital HIV testing and treatment services. For more information about KP REACH, please visit https://kpreach.net/
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We have brought together a group of incredible partners from across Africa who work with Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Sex Worker communities. On behalf of these groups, they campaign for the recognition of the same human rights as everyone else and tackle conditions which create and sustain oppression, marginalisation (e.g. poor access to health services) and acts of violence. Click on each one to read more.
The Humanistic Institute for Cooperation with Developing CountriesHivos is an international organisation that seeks new solutions to persistent global issues. Its primary focus is achieving structural change through cooperating with innovative businesses, citizens and their organisations.
African Men for Sexual Health and RightsAMSHeR is a Pan-African coalition of organisations led by people who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender. They are working to tackle stigma and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity and to advance access to quality health services for these groups.
Coalition of African LesbiansThis pan-African network of organisations in sub-Saharan Africa are committed to advancing freedom, justice & bodily autonomy for all women on the African continent and beyond, by building a feminist future, where social justice prevails and where all Africans can live in dignity and freedom.
Southern African Trans ForumThis alliance of trans partner organisations, is trans-led, trans-specific and based in the SADC region. The organisation was born from a series of meetings by trans organisations across Southern Africa, who saw the need to build a regional movement to further conceptualise and ‘concretise’ a regional trans agenda.
African Sex Workers AllianceThe Pan African Alliance of sex worker led groups’ vision is to see a world where sex work is recognized as work, and where the health and human rights of all sex workers living and working in Africa are protected.
SAfAIDSA centre of excellence that promotes effective and ethical development responses to sexual reproductive health and rights, HIV and gender through advocacy, communication and social mobilisation.
Positive VibesThis organization envisions open, healthy societies in Southern Africa where civil society organisations play a key role in influencing progressive social development in partnership with government and the private sector.
The Global FundThe Global Fund aims to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis & malaria as epidemics. This 21st-century partnership between governments, civil society, the private sector & people affected by the diseases, mobilizes & invests nearly US$4 billion a year to support programs run by local experts in over 100 countries.
M&C Saatchi World ServicesThe Unheard Voices project was created in collaboration with the creative agency, M&C Saatchi World Services. It specialises in harnessing communications to drive positive change and support civil society.