Donor Cuts for Global HIV Investments Imperil Programming for Key Populations

Published: July 21, 2016

Durban, South Africa – MSMGF attended Tuesday a press conference to address the findings of a new Kaiser Family Foundation/UNAIDS report presenting alarming data that 13 of 14 donor governments reduced funding in 2014-2015 for AIDS investments in low- and middle-income countries. Chris Beyrer of the International AIDS Society noted this reduction in funding is expected to fall particularly hard …

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 …

Most Impacted, Least Served: Ensuring the Meaningful Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes

“Most Impacted, Least Served”: Ensuring Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes

Published: February 4, 2016

The IRGT and MSMGF are proud to announce the release of a new report entitled “Most Impacted, Least Served: Ensuring the Meaningful Engagement of Transgender People in Global Fund Processes.” The document is produced by the IRGT: A Global Network of Transgender Women and HIV, which has broad cultural, global and geographic representation. Worldwide, transgender women are disproportionately affected by …

MSMGF Launches Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex With Men

Published: January 27, 2016

MSMGF is proud to announce, together with the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the launch of a Global Platform to achieve ambitious global HIV and human rights targets among gay and bisexual men and other men who have sex with men. The Platform is a response to accelerated targets set by UNAIDS for the global HIV response, the …

Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks Disappointed in Global Fund Strategy Draft

Published: November 17, 2015

The Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks submits an advocacy brief to the Global Fund Board members regarding the Global Fund Strategic Plan 2017-2022 The Global Fund Board is holding its 34th Board Meeting today and tomorrow, 16 -17 November 2015. This meeting includes formative discussions on the new Global Fund Strategic Plan 2017-2022. The Consortium of MSM and Transgender …

More Advocacy Required for Adequate Inclusion of MSM in PEPFAR Processes

Published: November 11, 2015

Advocacy Still Required to Ensure Men Who Have Sex with Men and other Key Populations Are Adequately Considered in PEPFAR Processes October 7, 2015 – On September 17th, the Executive Director of the Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), Dr. George Ayala, met with Ambassador Deborah Birx and other officials from the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator …

MSMGF Responds: UNAIDS Draft Strategy for 2016-2021 Can Be Bolder

Published: November 11, 2015

(Monday, September 7th, 2015)–Last week, MSMGF submitted comments to UNAIDS Draft Strategy for 2016-2021. Although we stand by UNAIDS’ call to fast-track the HIV response, we were disappointed with the draft’s timidity concerning men who have sex with men and other key populations. MSMGF encourages UNAIDS to be bolder in its call for unfettered HIV treatment on demand immediately after …

Successful Engagement of Key Populations in the Global Fund Country Dialogue Process: The Experience of Cameroon

Published: May 8, 2015

The Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) is pleased to share a case study from Cameroon of the successful engagement of key populations advocates in the Global Fund country dialogue process. Under the Global Fund’s New Funding Model (NFM), community participation is required. In Cameroon, the successful engagement of key populations (sex workers, people who use drugs, MSM and …