Ivory Coast

Africa Sunrise

OBJECTIVES

  • To create a user-friendly framework that helps to combat the spread of HIV/AIDS and STIs in LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • To raise awareness of and prevent STI/HIV/AIDS in the LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Promote material and moral support for LGBTQIA+ people living with HIV.
  • Train staff accompanying LGBTQIA+ people living with HIV.
  • Promote positive living among affected populations and uphold their dignity.
  • Inform and train members to better combat HIV/AIDS, STIs and defend the human rights of LGBTQIA+ communities.
  • Develop partnerships with national and international organisations in the framework of the NGO's mission.
  • Annually assess HIV prevalence and new HIV and STI infections among relevant populations.
  • Collaborate with national and international institutions for the improvement of the living conditions of LGBTQIA+ people living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Encourage policy makers to engage with LGBTQIA+ communities to address issues on the social determinants of health and illness in these communities (culture, employment and working conditions, social environment, social support network, physical environment, discrimination/stigma, education, income and social status, healthy childhood development, health service).
  • To work on the social determinants of health and illness in relation to the LGBTQIA+ communities in Côte d'Ivoire, and in particular those in the San-Pedro region.

 

MISSIONS

  • To improve the quality of life of LGBTQIA+ people in Côte d'Ivoire in harmony, dignity, equity and equality.
  • To promote the well-being of its members through resource mobilisation, advocacy and information sharing.
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