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In memoriam Pim de Kuijer

I was an activist diplomat, but I prefer to be a diplomatic activist now This is what Pim de Kuijer said when he joined STOP AIDS NOW! as a lobbyist in 2012. Later, he also became a lobbyist for Aidsfonds. Pim was good at choosing the right words. He was …

In Memoriam Martine de Schutter

Martine de Schutter was deeply involved in the fight against inequality and a strong advocate for universal health care. After working for the World Health Organization in South America, she returned to the Netherlands to work on the international response on STIs. Since 2004, she was the key player in …

Loss of our beloved colleagues

On behalf of their families we have to share with you that we lost two of our beloved colleagues on the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17: Martine de Schutter (Programme Manager Bridging the Gaps) and Pim de Kuijer (lobbyist). With great sadness and deep devastation we took notice of this sad …

New video: using drugs, reducing risks

Yarali works as an outreach worker for our partner SPIN+, where he provides peer support for people who use drugs in Tajikistan. Yarali very much remembers his first time. Like many youngsters he started using heroin after the fall of the Soviet Union to escape from the unstable society. Yarali’s …

Tripartite Partnership with UNAIDS and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicks off in Kenya and Ukraine

Bridging the Gaps is one of the civil society partners in a new partnership with UNAIDS and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. In four pilot countries (Kenya, Ukraine, South Africa and Indonesia) the tripartite is looking to reduce violence; improve access to health services; and enhance possibilities …