Showing posts from May, 2021

Kawempe Division Anti-TB Grassroots Based Initiatives-KADIATI 2021-2022

  Kawempe Division Anti-TB Grassroots Based Initiatives-KADIATI 2021-2022     Who are behind this project?   Most at Risk Populations’ Society in Uganda (MARPS In Uganda) and Tusitukirewamu Group found in Bwaise of Kawempe Division in Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA).   Describe the Communities, Rights and Gender work and associated key achievements of your organization. (200 words)   Kawempe Division is the largest of all constituencies that make up the Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA). We are an organization led by women and men who are looking after children and persons living with HIV/TB and Orphans and Vulnerable Children. Our work's main objective is to ensure housing and care through rights-based approaches. We work with different CBOs such as the Most At Risk Organization serving LGBTIQQ living with HIV. We also serve sex-workers and refugees all of whom have fears and insecurities. We have worked with the Ugandan National TB/Leprosy Prevention Ini

Sign the Civil Society Declaration for 2021 HLM on HIV/AIDS

  The  Multi-Stakeholder Task Force   for the 2021 High Level Meeting on AIDS is  thrilled to be launching  the HLM 2021 Civil Society Declaration .   There is a crisis in the HIV response. Over the last five years, the world has failed to meet any of the targets for prevention, diagnosis and treatment set out in the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS, with progress on HIV prevention lagging particularly far behind. The  2021 high-level meeting on HIV/AIDS  – and the  Political Declaration  that results from it – is the last chance to create sustained momentum for the policies, programmes and funding that are needed to end HIV as a global health threat by 2030.    Now more than ever, evidence-based responses and renewed political will are called for  – especially in face of the additional burdens imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to focus efforts and resources where they are most needed, we call for a Political Declaration that:    RECOGNIZES explicitly who is

Judas Among Queer Messiahs

 There are some who are contributing to the abuses LGBTIQQ face. LGBTIQQ Persons are human beings and as humans deserve dignity and empowering so that they thrive. There are some among the LGBTIQQ who enjoy leadership positions but instead of supporting their constituents to thrive, they instead put them down. There are some who are supposed to guide, lead and prompt good conduct within the LGBTIQQ, but instead there is a tendency of using influence to cause inequality. Leaders who do that are actually Judas among the Black queer messiahs. They horde money supposed to benefit the entire LGBTIQQ Community for their own private ends. They get in the way of progress by not supporting development or critical structures through which thriving can be possible. The LGBTIQQ Community needs to know how to navigate the society in order to uplift a bigger number of actors. When a few empowered LGBTIQQ turn on other less empowered LGBTIQQ, this is what creates an atmosphere of a Judas among the qu

United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS

  United Nations Secretary-General calls for a greater focus on ending inequalities to end AIDS Forty years since the first AIDS cases were reported and just weeks before the United Nations General Assembly High-Level Meeting on AIDS, the United Nations Secretary-General has released a new report with recommendations and targets to get the world on track to end AIDS   NEW YORK, 30 April 2021 —The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, has warned that despite intensive action and progress made against HIV in some places and population groups, HIV epidemics continue to expand in others and issued a set of 10 key recommendations.* If followed by all countries, this will end the AIDS pandemic as a public health threat by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals. In a new report,  Addressing  i nequalitie s and  g etting  b ack on  t rack to  e nd AIDS by 2030 , the United Nations Secretary-General urges the world to address the ineq

IDAHOBIT Means All Are Dignified Human Beings

The theme of this year's International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Bi-phobia is:  "Together: Resisting, Supporting, Healing!" It reflects the struggles against abuse, against self hate as well as a desire to lead a productive life. COVID-19 is ravaging communities, loved ones are passing, hospitals have filled up to overcapacity, but within the communities lies hope too. Recall that this initiative came about in 2004. The aim was to bring attention to the violence the LGBTIQQ Community faces. The 17th of May was chosen to also commemorate another important milestone. That is the day in 1990 that the World Health Organization (WHO) declassified homosexuality as a mental disorder. It is about hope, it is about reflecting on practices that may cause hurtful events, it is about the desire to lead productive lives, it is about a realization that humans can achieve their full potential when provided opportunities to thrive and survive. Join us as we bring about the

Eradication of HIV, TB, Malaria by 2030 Integrating COVID-19 Prevention, Strategic Public Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Livelihood and Housing Stability Strategies

Our Eradication of HIV, TB, Malaria by 2030 Integrating COVID-19 Prevention, Strategic Public Health, Universal Health Coverage (UHC), Livelihood and Housing Stability Strategies   We are known for evidence-based, science-guided and human rights advocacy activities. We hope to cascade our work into the International AIDS Society goals, a body coordinating all HIV prevention and control world-wide.   Recall that the IAS 2016-2020 strategy impacts focused on results: Promote Science; Support Action; and Empower People.   Within each impact area, the strategy outlines 10-year outcomes for the global HIV response that are required to end AIDS as a public health threat by 2030.   The IAS has developed its 2021-2025 Organizational Strategy with the goal of achieving a resilient, science-based, adequately funded HIV response that respects human rights and responds to the varied needs of people living with and affected by HIV.   It is believed that enablers for the achievement of these outcome