SHOWCASE October 28, 2014

Spotlight: Blue Diamond Society, Nepal

Founded in 2001, Blue Diamond Society (BDS) is committed to creating a Nepali society in which sexual and gender minorities can live with equal rights, freedom and dignity.

BDS works with local communities and on a national level with the mission to improve the sexual health, human rights and well-being of sexual and gender minorities in Nepal. The organisation’s key activities include health intervention, psycho-social counselling, documentation of human right violations, legal counselling and litigation services, legal and constitutional campaigns, lobbying for policy change, advocacy and media campaigns and income generation activities for the low-income key population.

BDS is currently one of the national sub-recipients of the Multi-Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme, in which APCOM acts as the regional sub-recipient. Under the Programme, BDS aims to continue and improve its effort in providing HIV responses and to sensitise the public and the government on issues relating to sexual minorities.

Also within the Programme, BDS has participated in separate training on resource mobilisation, monitoring and evaluation and programme management provided by APCOM. APCOM has also assisted BDS in producing the organisation’s SOP and Risk Management Policy as well as Monitoring and Evaluation plan.

To learn more about Blue Diamond Society, visit http://bds.org.np/