Engaging Anew with the PEPFAR COP Process: 2017 Updates and New Civil Society Opportunities

Published: January 26, 2017

January 26, 2017 – 2017 is here and with it a new PEPFAR Country Operational Plan/Regional Operational Plan (COP/ROP) process. Earlier this month, the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC) published the final version of the 2017 PEPFAR COP Guidance, which incorporates some and neglects other recommendations made by civil society. It is crucial that civil society advocates …

IMPORTANT REMINDER: Pre-Conference Registration and IAC Profile Check List

Published: June 30, 2016

MSMGF is very excited about the 12th International AIDS conference in Durban, South Africa and our Pre-Conference on Saturday July 16th, Action + Access: Rights and Demands of Gay and Bisexual Men in the Global HIV Response. Featuring a stellar collection of abstract-driven and special sessions, we are confident that our program selections will inspire, educate, motivate and reignite our …

Moving on from a High-Level Failure

Published: June 20, 2016

Advocacy Entry Points and Follow-Up to the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS Political Declaration As MSMGF reported last week with NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform), United Nations member states adopted a very weak …

MSMGF Mourns

Published: June 13, 2016

Mass Shooting in Orlando is Not an Isolated Incident but Linked to a Larger Pattern of Societal Ills Receiving news of the mass shooting that took place at a gay bar in Orlando, Florida, U.S.A. was unnerving and heartbreaking. The news came just after MSMGF and its partners spent the prior week educating governments, including the U.S., at the United …

Small Wins Amidst A High-Level Failure

Published: June 9, 2016

Several United Nations Member States Commit to Engage Key Populations During the United Nations High-Level Meeting to End AIDS New York, New York — As we reported yesterday with our partners NSWP, IRGT, GATE, and the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men, the …

A High-Level Failure for the United Nations on Key Populations

Published: June 8, 2016

Gay Men, Transgender People and Sex Workers Outraged Over Failed Political Declaration From the United Nations High-Level Meeting on Ending AIDS New York, NY – The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), The Global Network of Trans Women and HIV (IRGT), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the Global Platform to …

URGENT Press Release: Civil Society Groups Demand a Coalition of Governments Speak Out and Fight for Game Changing Language in UN AIDS Declaration

Published: June 6, 2016

URGENT PRESS STATEMENT (Please share with any/all of your media contacts.) Health GAP (Global Access Project)   l   Global Forum on MSM & HIV  l   International Women’s Health Coalition   l   Housing Works  l  Pangea Global AIDS Foundation  l   AVAC For Immediate Release: June 6 2016 Nadia Rafif, MSMGF, nrafif@msmgf.org,  +1 510 646-5832 Matthew Kavanagh, Health GAP, matthew@healthgap.org, +1 202 486-2488 Nicole Rajani, …

Exclusion Kills! Gay Men and Sex Workers Worldwide Express Anger Over Attempts by Governments to Erase Key Populations from the UN Political Declaration on HIV & AIDS

Published: June 3, 2016

On May 27th, new draft language was released for the 2016 Political Declaration on HIV and AIDS, which is scheduled to be finalized in New York City next week (Wednesday, June 8 to Friday, June 10) at the United Nations. The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP) and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the …

The Road to Durban: Global Video Testimonials

Published: May 4, 2016

As we move closer and closer to the High Level Meeting and the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa we need your powerful voice to help keep the focus on the needs of gay, bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. We are inviting vocal, creative, influential individuals to help us ignite the excitement of the …

UN High-Level Meeting Zero Draft: 5 Critical Priorities for Key Populations in the Global HIV Response

Published: April 22, 2016

On Monday, the UN Mission co-facilitators Zambia and Switzerland released the Zero Draft of the political declaration for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM). In the days since, civil society organizations have provided extensive feedback to defend and strengthen points critical to the many communities affected by the global HIV response. In particular, MSMGF contributed to and supports …

Important Events and Key Dates Leading up to the 21st International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2016), July 16-22

Published: April 21, 2016

Early Registration The Early Registration deadline is April 28th. Many of you have been waiting on scholarship awards to determine if you can afford to register for the conference. You should be notified this week. If you are denied a scholarship IAS will extend the Early Registration discount to May 4th. Register here. Register for the MSMGF Pre-conference Once you …

United Nations HLM Political Declaration Zero Draft Released: Early Highlights and Important Next Steps

Published: April 19, 2016

Yesterday, April 18th, the United Nations Mission co-facilitators, Zambia and Switzerland released the “Zero Draft” of the political declaration for the United Nations High-Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS (HLM). MSMGF thanks the governments of Zambia and Switzerland for facilitating an inclusive process in developing and releasing the Zero Draft. This draft builds on the 2011 Political Declaration, aligning with the Sustainable …