An articulation strategy between state manager, municipal managers, and the organized civil society

Published: August 1, 2008

Technical sexual diversity committee of the state of São Paulo: an articulation strategy between state manager, municipal managers, and the organized civil society

Issues: The São Paulo State Coordination STD / Aids, through its nucleus of most vulnerable populations, built the Sexual Diversity Committee of São Paulo as a strategy of articulation with municipal STD AIDS programs and NGOs that work with the population of Gays, Lesbians, Bisexual Travesty, and transsexuals.

Description: It is a consultative space for designing prevention policies in the state for the GLBTT population. Its objectives are: Promote exchange, proximity and partnerships between institutions. Contribute to update agents and representatives of the civil society. Subsidize the technical prevention team in making decisions to fight the epidemics.

Lessons learned: The relevance of such strategies can be noticed by observing some of the results attained: creation of joint strategies to face the difficulties inherent to working with historically marginalized segments. Approximation of NGOs and STD AIDS programs. Exchange of experiences and technologies. Better monitoring of prevention inputs.

Next steps: Continue investing in the qualification of discussions. Challenges include incorporating new players, including universities, for partnerships in research; Department of Justice and Public Safety for the issue of violence and human rights. Population intercrossing: female sex workers, drug users, introduce the transversal discussion on vulnerability, race and religion.

A.Yamaçake, et al.

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