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Robert Carr Society Networks Fund supports REDLACTRANS

12
DEC
2012

Aids Alliance

The Latin America and Caribbean network of transgender people, REDLACTRANS, is one of 24 regional and global networks to receive funding in the inaugural year of the Robert Carr Civil Society Networks Fund.

The International Steering Committee of the Robert Carr Civil Society Network Fund (RC-NF) has awarded REDLACTRANS € 61,873.00 for its work bringing together transgender leaders and organisations from across the region to develop joint strategies to tackle stigma, discrimination and human rights abuses against the trans population.

The RC-NF was launched in July 2012 and is named after the late Dr. Robert Carr, who was a well-respected AIDS activist. Through providing financial support to global and regional civil society HIV networks, the new RC-NF aims to strengthen the role of civil society.

REDLACTRANS has been a regional partner of the Alliance since 2007. The network was established in 2005 in response to the lack of visibility and representation of the transgender community in Latin America.

Anamaria Bejar, Head of Latin America and Caribbean at the Alliance said: “We are delighted that the Robert Carr Networks Fund has recognised the work of REDLACTRANS. This funding will bring much needed resources for their work in a region where the transgender population is the most affected by HIV, with a prevalence rate of 35%.”