Author: Kwaku Adomako

Human Rights Must Come First!

Civil Society Advocacy and Mobilization Continues Post UN Political Declaration on HIV Outcome

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 Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform) with the support of over 80 civil society networks mobilize to disseminate The Global Civil Society Organization (CSO) Declaration to End HIV

The CSO Declaration is the outcome of an unprecedented civil society-led global advocacy consultation and engagement process to provide a unified voice on why the exclusion of key populations in the UN Political Declaration is a threat to ending the epidemic.

Read both declarations and share your insights on key actions for African and Black Diaspora civil society with ABDGN!

Exclusion of Key Populations in 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV

The final draft of the declaration will be adopted by member states in the coming days at the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS at the UN June 8-10 . ABDGN will be there and as a member of the Global Con

sortium of MSM Networks, we stand in solidarity with the Global Forum on Men who have sex with Men (MSMGF) and the Global Network of Sex Worker Project (NSWP) on their recent press release that outlines 7 steps you can take to influence your governments to demand the inclu

sion of key populations by name in the final declaration. CLICK HERE  to read the release “Exclusion Kills!” and to take action!


MSM Advocacy in MENA Region with M-Coalition

The M-Coalition is the only regional HIV/AIDS advocacy network specifically devoted to the needs of MSM in the Arab world. Along with ABDGN, M-Coalition is one of the organizational members of the Consortium of MSM & Transgender Networks led by the Global Forum of Men who have sex with Men (MSMGF)

M-Coalition has launched a new resource to assist MSM and transgender civil society networks in the Middle East and North Africa Region to engage with the Global Fund New Funding Model.  To access the guide CLICK HERE

Transgender Rights in Action


LINKAGES, a five-year cooperative agreement funded by the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), is the largest global projected dedicated to key populations. The project is led by FHI 360 in partnership with IntraHealth International, Pact, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Read More

Migrants in Countries in Crisis (MICIC) Initiative Global Webinar

Co-chaired by the Governments of the Philippines and the United States, the Migrants in Countries in Crisis Initiative MICIC Initiative aims to distil Principles, Guidelines, and Effective Practices through a broad consultative process that engages with States and regional actors, civil society, including migrants and diasporas, the private sector, and international organizations. Read More

ABDGN Stands for #zerodiscrimination

March 1st is Zero Discrimination day, celebrated by the United Nations since 2014, following the launch of the UNAIDS Zero Discrimination campaign on December 1 2013.  This day acknowledges everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, education, faith and beliefs. Read More

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2016 African Black Diaspora Global Network Financial support for this initiative was made available by Core Funding - 2013153 from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund