New report about LGBT Rapid Response Fund
30 November 2016
More than 235 applications have been received by the Alliance Rapid Response Fund set up to support HIV services run by LGBT and MSM civil society organisations that are at risk because of stigma, discrimination and violence.
For World Aids Day 2016 the Alliance has issued a report, Rapid Response: Breaking down the barriers preventing LGBT people and men who have sex with men from accessing HIV services, detailing the fund’s work.
The report details some of the early achievements of the $4 million fund which supports organisations in 29 countries in response to situations where HIV services are threatened because of stigma, discrimination or violence.
Grants from $500 to $20,000 are available from the fund which is supported by the Elton John AIDS Foundation (EJAF), the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and UNAIDS.
In its first few weeks the fund received more than 235 applications from civil society organisations who provide HIV services, highlighting the need to respond to the daily threats faced by these populations.
The Alliance has also tabled an Early Day Motion in the UK House of Commons calling attention to the achievements of the fund and urging MPs to support continued funding community organisations to advocate for the human rights of populations most affected by HIV.
For more information visit the Rapid Response Fund page.