Crossborder – Uganda och Rwanda
Crossborder is a three-year collaborative project funded by ForumCiv. ForumCiv forwards contributions from SIDA.
The vision is freedom from HIV infections, zero discrimination against Key Populations and a healthy and inclusive society
The project will work to strengthen Key Population (KP), in our case sex workers and LGBTQI people, who are vulnerable groups, and their opportunities to access equal, non-discriminatory HIV and AIDS care, strengthen vulnerable groups’ social and economic capacity.
Within the framework of the project, it is planned to take place through cooperative entrepreneurship, increased awareness in society among those responsible in politics and within authorities about the structural barriers that exist and which lead to discrimination of KPs and to develop organizations’ capacity and cooperation among all four organizations .
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The project is conducted in 6 border districts between Rwanda and Uganda, three districts in each country.
"Key Populations", those who are most at risk of contracting HIV and passing on the virus. In our project, it is men and women who are sex workers, LGBTQI people, men who have sex with men (MSM)
Pharmacists without Borders FuG, Sweden
ANSP +, Rwanda
Improved sexual and reproductive health and rights for KP in 6 districts in the border regions of Uganda and Rwanda.
Strengthen work locally with KP groups, improve care at health centers and increase the knowledge of local responsible parties (municipal organizations, politically elected)
Right now we are implementing the so-called baseline studies to measure improvements.
Status of the project
The project has been conducted for just over six months out of a total of 3 years
Read report 1 about the project (The report is in Swedish)
In this article, Birgit talks about her work as a project manager for the project.