Bridging the Gaps: an alliance of nine international organisations and networks and more than 80 local and regional organisations working in 15 countries

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 (PWUD) project, specifically in Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Ukraine.

COC Nederland

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+)

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 (PWUD) project in Indonesia, Kenya, Nepal and Pakistan.

International Network of People who Use Drugs (INPUD)

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)

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.

MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights (MPact)*

MPactworks 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 MPact at the global level.

*Formerly known as The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF)

Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP)

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

African Sex Workers Alliance, Trucking Corridors Africa, Regional Network
Aids Myanmar Association National Network of Sex Work Projects (AMA), Myanmar
Asia Pacific Network of Sex Workers (APNSW), Asia Pacific region
Bar Hostess Empowerment and Support Programme (BHESP), Tanzania
Centre for Supporting Community Development Initiatives (SCDI), Vietnam
Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC), South Africa
Health Options for Young Men on HIV/AIDS/STI (HOYMAS), Kenya
Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA), Kenya
Legalife, Ukraine
National Association of People Living with HIV and Aids (NAPWA), South Africa
National Empowerment Network of People living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK), Kenya
North Star Alliance (NSA) / Trucking Corridors Africa, Kenya, Tanzania & Uganda
Organisasi Perubahan Sosial Indonesia (OPSI)
Sex Worker Education and Advocacy Task Force (SWEAT), South Africa
Sex Workers’ Rights and Advocacy Network (SWAN), CEECA region
Sexual Rights Centre (SRC), Zimbabwe
Tais Plus, Kyrgyzstan
Tanzanian Sex Worker Network (TASWA), Tanzania
Women’s Organisation Network for Human Rights Advocacy (Wonetha), Uganda

People who use drugs project

AFEW Khatlon Branche, Tajikistan
AFEW Kyrgyzstan, Kyrgyzstan
AFEW Tajikistan, Tajikistan
AFEW Ukraine, Ukraine
Atma Jaya University, Indonesia
Center for Information and Counselling on Reproductive Health (Tanadgoma), Georgia
DUNE Network, Pakistan
Karisma, Indonesia
Lembaga Bantuan Hukum (LBH) Masyarakat, Indonesia
Muslim Education and Welfare Association (MEWA), Kenya
Nai Zindagi, Pakistan
NGO Blago, Ukraine
NGO New Family, Ukraine
NGO Public Health, Ukraine
NGO Return to Life, Ukraine
OUT Well Being, South Africa
Persaudaraan Korban Napza Indonesia (PKNI), Indonesia
Public Organisation Hayoti Nav, Tajikistan
Public Union Bemoni, Georgia
Rehabilitation Centers for Women, Kyrgyzstan
TB/HIV Care Association, South Africa
Vita, Tajikistan
Women Centers PWUD, Kyrgyzstan
Youth Vision, Nepal

LGBT project

Equal Opportunities, Tajikistan
Anova Health Institute, South Africa
Bonela, Botswana
CHESA, Kenya
Durban Lesbian & Gay Community & Health Centre, South Africa
Ekurhuleni Pride Organizing Committee (EPOC), South Africa
GALZ, an association of  LGBTI people in Zimbabwe
G3VN, Vietnam
Gender Dynamix, South Africa
G-Link, Vietnam
Ishtar MSM, Kenya
Jinsiangu, Kenya
Legabibo, Botswana
LIGA, Ukraine
Lighthouse, Vietnam
Men For Health And Gender Justice, Botswana
Minority Women in Action (MWA), Kenya
MSM-TG Network, Vietnam
National Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission (NGLHRC), Kenya
OUT LGBT Well-being, South Africa
Persons Marginalized and Aggrieved (PEMA), Kenya
Pilot Mathambo, Botswana
Rainbow Identity Association, Botswana
Sexual Rights Centre (SRC), Zimbabwe
Triangle Project, South Africa

Other partners

ITPCru, Global
National Association of People Living with HIV/aids in Nepal (NAP+N), Nepal
National Council of People Living with HIV (NACOPHA), Tanzania
National Empowerment Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya (NEPHAK),Kenya
The Viet Nam Network of People Living with HIV (VNP+), Vietnam
Uganda Network of Young People Living with HIV&AIDS (UNYPA), Uganda
Y+ Network of Young People Living with HIV, Global