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Bridging the Gaps

This program works with key populations—sex workers, people who use drugs, and LGBT populations—who are disproportionately affected by HIV. Due to legal, political, and social factors institutionalizing stigma and social exclusion, these populations often cannot control their risk. As long as policies are not rights-based and key populations are criminalized, barriers to HIV services will remain, and the global target of zero new HIV transmissions by 2030 will be impossible.

Project Date: 2017 - present
Funder: Soa Aids Nederland (Aids Fonds)
Country: Mozambique
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70% of sex workers experienced violence in the last 12 months

Sex work and violence in Mozambique study 2016

26% of sex workers experienced discrimination in accessing health services in the last 12 months

Sex work and violence in Mozambique study 2016

What We Do

  • Work with Mozambique’s Ministry of Interior to develop and implement a national approach in addressing key populations’ needs
  • Develop a police manual regarding those key populations
  • Implement a police officer training of trainers program to roll out across the country

Project Staff Members

Riaz Mobaracaly

Senior Country Director

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