Bridging the Gaps

  • Project:

    Bridging the Gaps

  • What?

    Health and Human Rights for Key Populations, is a 4.5 year programme to provide access to HIV prevention and care for key populations (LGBT, sex workers and people who use drugs) combined with human rights improvements.

  • When?

    2014 and 2015

  • Where?

    Costa Rica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine

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Project description

Health and Human Rights for Key Populations, is a 4.5 year programme to provide access to HIV prevention and care for key populations (LGBT, sex workers and people who use drugs) combined with human rights improvements. It is a consortium of 5 Dutch-based alliance organizations and 4 global networks of key populations as well as 70 in-country partners in 16 countries (www.hivgaps.org). For the improvement of the performance of Bridging the Gaps, Operational Research is conducted in four countries (Costa Rica, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Ukraine). A local research team (researcher, coordinators) conducts the research supported by the respective Implementing Partners and Aids Fonds in Amsterdam. Operational Research within Bridging the Gaps is a participatory process together with the in-country partners.

Jolan was the Workshop Facilitator for Bridging the Gaps to assist the process of international start-up workshops for future researchers and coordinators in Amsterdam on 2 through 4 July 2013. The workshop is the first training of three, preceding a follow-up country workshop (summer 2014) and a global workshop (spring 2015). All workshops are interactive and combine training, discussions, knowledge sharing, and a home assessment. The participants wer Country research teams together with Implementing Partners, the lead agency, and guest listeners (Vietnam) (approx. 25 people excl. trainers). All delegates had different knowledge levels and different positions.

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