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Alternatives-Cameroun granted HIV and Human Rights award


Aids Alliance

The Alliance congratulates Alternatives-Cameroun for becoming the 2013 international recipient of the Canadian HIV/AIDS Legal Network Award for Action on HIV and Human Rights.

The award is in recognition of the work of Alternatives-Cameroun and its partners, and the commitment of its staff and leadership in working towards an environment where the most marginalised are able to claim their rights and their space in society.

The advances made by the organisation show how powerful civil society can be by upholding principles of justice, equality and non-discrimination – even in the most hostile of environments.  

We salute, recognise and support Alternatives-Cameroun’s work and continued activism and leadership in ensuring the rights of the LGBTI community in Cameroon, where same sex sexual activity is criminalised.

Steave Nemande, a co-founder of Alternatives-Cameroun, is now working for African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) with whom the Alliance is partnering in a joint Sexual Health And Rights Programme (SHARP) in Africa that focuses on building healthier communities of men who have sex with men.

Steave has also been the inspiration for the making of the acclaimed film Born this Way, a film that portrays the lives of four young gay Cameroonians.