LEARNING September 5, 2017

MSA Workshop on Marketing and Corporate Communication

The workshop, which was conducted for one and a half day from 29th to 30th of August 2017 in Courtyard by Marriot Bangkok, aimed to equip the participants with valuable insight and skills into communication theory, practices, and strategies, as well as with various creative ways of engaging their stakeholder through corporate branding, corporate publications, community engagement, online presence, media …

SHOWCASE July 31, 2017

A Journey of an Indian Mother on Accepting Her Gay Son

Muthukumar Natesan is the Director of Lotus Sangam, a community-based organization that supports the rights and well-being of gay men and transgender people in rural areas in  Kumbakonam, a semiurban area of Tamil Nadu in India. Below, Muthukumar retells a moving story of his mother – a woman whose journey starts when she disowns her gay son, but ends with her working …

SHOWCASE March 15, 2017

Spotlight: Parwaz Male Health Society (Pakistan)

Parwaz Male Health Society (PMHS) is a community based organization (CBO) with the mission to improve the sexual health, welfare and human rights for men who have sex with men (MSM) and their partners in Karachi, Pakistan. Founded in 2012, PMHS provides psychosocial counseling, clinical STI screening and treatment, voluntary counseling and testing (VCT) and Mobile VCT for HIV, referral/registration …

SHOWCASE March 15, 2017

Spotlight: Humraz Male Health Society (Pakistan)

Founded in 2012, Humraz Male Health Society is a very first community-led organization service delivery point that exists to improve the sexual health, welfare and human rights for males who have sex with males and their partners in Hyderabad, Sindh. Humraz does this by providing services which include volunteer counseling and testing, sexually transmitted infection diagnosis and treatment, psychosocial counseling, distribution …

NEWSROOM February 28, 2017

MSA 2017’s Programme Planning Meeting among the new Principal Recipient Save the Children and the Grant’s Sub-recipients

Save the Children – Nepal in its new role of Principal Recipient for the Multi Country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA) hosted a two-day Program Planning Meeting with Sub-Recipients (SRs) on 7- 8 February 2017, in Kathmandu, Nepal. A total of 47 participants attended the planning meeting from seven countries of the national sub-recipients (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 5): Functions of NHRIs

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 4): Actualising Human Rights

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 3): National Pledges

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia (Part 2): International Commitments

Supported under Multi-country South Asia Global Fund HIV Programme (MSA), this article is part of “Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice” series – a documentation of relevant international and national human rights instruments, principles and legal obligations of the South Asian countries, as well as their good practice, in addressing the rights …

REGIONAL December 10, 2016

Defending the Rights of LGBT Individuals in South Asia: Stories of Survival and Justice

In South Asia, six countries have created National Human Rights Institution (NHRIs), all of which include complaint mechanisms. Three of these NHRIs (Afghanistan, India and Nepal) have been accredited with an “A” status, two (Bangladesh and Sri Lanka) have been accredited with a “B” status, and Pakistan’s NHRI has only recently been established and does not have accreditation. In Bhutan, …