Bridging the Gaps: an alliance of 5 Dutch NGOs, 4 global key population networks and over 70 grassroot NGOs

 Bridging the Gaps is an alliance of five Dutch NGOs, four global key population networks and more than 70 grassroots organisations bringing together a wealth of international expertise on key populations. We are community driven and apply rights-based and evidence informed approaches to HIV and key populations.


Our alliance partners




Aidsfonds ~ STI AIDS Netherlands acts as the lead agency of Bridging the Gaps and is responsible for its overall programme management. STI AIDS Netherlands is further responsible for the implementation of the sex workers project in Uganda, Vietnam and the African trucking corridors.

AFEW International

AFEW International

AFEW International is responsible for the implementation of the People who Use Drugs (PUD) project, specifically in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.


COC, together with the Global Forum on MSM and HIV is responsible for the implementation of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) project in Botswana, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, South Africa, Tajikistan, Ukraine and Zimbabwe.

Global network of people living with HIV

GNP+ strengthens the position of and empowers communities of people living with HIV at global levels. Within Bridging the Gaps GNP+ is responsible for the global sub-project on key populations living with HIV.


Mainline is responsible for the implementation of the People who Use Drugs (PUD) project in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan.



International Network of People who Use Drugs

INPUD is the global partner leading on issues concerning people who use drugs. It is responsible for managing the engagement with global institutions and partners, and crafting a global advocacy agenda focused on the human rights and health of the drug using community, as well as building the capacity of peer based organisations of people who use drugs.


International Treatment Preparednes Coalition

ITPC works with GNP+, NSWP, INPUD and MSMGF to ensure that the identified evidence needs and priorities of key HIV-affected populations are converted to best practices for advocacy and treatment literacy by and among key populations in order to improve their access to care and services.


Global Forum on MSM and HIV

MSMGF works closely with COC and in-country partners to engage in advocacy efforts that are aimed at the local, national and regional levels. These efforts will inform the positions and advocacy interventions delivered by the MSMGF at the global level.

Global Network of Sex Work Projects

NSWP and its member organisations – local sex worker groups, and national and regional sex work networks – work together in building an evidence base of community experiences and good practices that can be shared and inform rights based HIV programming for sex workers around the world.



Sex workers project

People who use drugs project

  • Youth Vision, Nepal
  • Wisdom Foundation, Nepal
  • Naya Goreto, Nepal
  • Nai Zindagi, Pakistan
  • Reachout Centre Trust, Kenya
  • MEWA, Kenya
  • Omari Project, Kenya
  • Kenya Network of People who Use Drugs (KeNPUD), Kenya
  • Bemoni, Georgia
  • Tanadgoma, Georgia
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs, Kyrgyzstan
  • State Service for Penalty Execution under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan
  • State Drug Control Service under the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic, Kyrgyzstan
  • Kyrgyz State Medical Institute of Continuing Education, Kyrgyzstan
  • NGO Family Medicine, Kyrgyzstan
  • Roditeli protiv narkotikov, Kyrgyzstan
  • Dostoyanie Respubliki, Kyrgyzstan
  • Penal System Committee, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ministry of Health, Kyrgyzstan
  • Drug Use Control Agency, Kyrgyzstan
  • Asteria, Kyrgyzstan
  • Sotsium, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ranar, Kyrgyzstan
  • Podruga, Kyrgyzstan
  • Ayan-Delta, Kyrgyzstan
  • Rosin- TSADMIR, Kyrgyzstan
  • Parents against Drugs, Kyrgyzstan
  • Deputies of Parliament, Kyrgyzstan
  • Agency on Drug Use Control, Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Health, Tajikistan
  • Penal System Department
  • Civil Initiative on Internet Policy, Tajikistan
  • Sakhi, Tajikistan
  • Buzurg, Tajikistan
  • Sudmand, Tajikistan
  • Targibot, Tajikistan
  • Jovidon, Tajikistan
  • SPIN+, Tajikistan
  • Nigoh, Tajikistan
  • Youth Generation of Tajikistan, Tajikistan
  • AFEW local office, Tajikistan
  • Ministry of Internal Affairs, Tajikistan
  • Drug Control Agency, Tajikistan
  • AFEW regional office for Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus
  • Kyiv and Kharkiv Social Services for Youth, Ukraine
  • CF “Blago”, Ukraine
  • CF “Public Health”, Ukraine
  • CF “Return to Life”, Ukraine
  • National Academy of the Ministry of Interior of Ukraine

LGBT project