HIV-related stigma is everywhere, in homes, workplaces, schools, clinics and even the law. As a result, some people are reluctant to be tested for HIV, others are denied access to HIV services and many drop out of treatment – progress on HIV is slowing and some hard-won gains are being reversed.
In 2018, a new partnership was created bringing together governments, civil society and the United Nations, to put a stop to HIV-related stigma and discrimination once and for all. The Global Partnership for Action to Eliminate all forms of HIV-related Stigma and Discrimination enables them to share their knowledge, experience, ideas and tools.
Countries are invited to join the partnership, but rather than making more promises they are encouraged to plan and begin actual work to end HIV-related stigma focused on a few settings where they think they can make the greatest difference. Governments and civil society work together to choose the best interventions for each setting, with support and guidance from the partnership.
What are we doing?
GNP+ is a central member of the Global Partnership, we work to raise its profile and increase civil society engagement with it. We provide technical support (through Regional and National Coordinators) to ensure that civil society and communities in their diversity can fully participate in the implementation of the partnership at country level.
- Learn more about the Global Partnership here.
- See this leaflet to discover how individual countries can get involved.
- Support is available for organisations working to address HIV-related stigma and discrimination. There is also support for civil society to organise national consultations, develop interventions, track and monitor progress or encourage wider civil society engagement. Find out more from your Regional coordinator.
- Overall Project Coordinator – Sasha Volgina (GNP+)
- Assistant and African Focal Point – Consolata Opiyo
- Asia Pacific Regional Coordinator – Harry Prabowo
- LAC Regional Coordinator – Elena Reynaga
- Francophone Africa Regional Coordinator – Ibrahima Ba
- EECA Regional Coordinator –Valeria Rachinskaya