Inclusive societies

The Alliance strategy works towards four key results.
Result 3 is inclusive and engaged societies, which we are achieving through advocating for HIV, health, gender and human rights.

We advocate for structural and policy changes that will improve access to – and availability, affordability and quality of – health services without discrimination, and also promote gender equity, sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) and human rights. We are expanding our services in countries with some of the most hostile and challenging legal and policy environments. Our experience and learning in working with men who have sex with men (MSM) is hostile environments is documented here.

Alliance Linking Organisations and their community partners seek to hold authorities to account for HIV spending, and the work of the whole Alliance will continue to ensure that key populations play a part in decision-making at local and international level.

moonlight clinic

A moonlight outreach clinic in Kisumu nightclub district, run by a community organisation ‘Men Against AIDS Youth Group Organisation’ (MAAYGO). The clinic operates twice a month for men who have sex with men (MSM) to access condoms, lubes, testing, services etc in a non-discriminatory environment. © Corrie Wingate for the Alliance

2015 milestones

  • The Alliance supported key populations advocacy in 24 countries
    2015 milestone achieved (24)

Successes include

  • India HIV/AIDS Alliance, through its ‘207 against 377’ campaign, successfully contributed to the passing of the Transgender Persons Rights Bill through the Rajya Sabha (upper house) of the Indian Parliament.
  • Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI) in Vietnam played a key role in advocating for non-custodial community based treatment for drug dependency, and piloted a voluntary drug dependence treatment system in three provinces that the government now wants to scale up at national level.
  • In Kenya, KANCO has successfully piloted and advocated for integrated sexual and reproductive health and rights services for women who inject drugs.
  • In Bolivia, Instituto para el Desarrollo Humano (IDH) supported the development of a state level HIV law that prioritised the allocation of state resources for people living with HIV and key populations.
  • Alliance practice, evidence and lived experience significantly influencing the outcome of 13 high level global policy processes

    For example, the Alliance and its partnership with STOP AIDS NOW! (the Stop AIDS Alliance) influenced 13 high level global policy processes in 2015. This included work to ensure AIDS remained a focus of the new Sustainable Development Goals, through extensive advocacy in the run up to and during the SDG summit in New York in August 2015.