The Scorecard on LGBT 2011

UPDATES

12 August 2011:  Element 3: An analysis of global data on HIV Knowledge for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

6 July 2011: Element 2: An analysis of global data on HIV prevention for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people.

25 May 2011: Element 1: An analysis of global data on HIV testing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender people

25 May 2011: Press release: Governments still don’t know if gay people take HIV tests. Download here

20 May 2011: AAI Project Framework Report

8 March 2011: Press Release International Women's Day, AAI calls for increased awareness of lesbian and transgender women's needs in the HIV response. Download here

15 December 2010: This Alien Legacy: The Origins of “Sodomy” Laws in British Colonialism: An AIDS Accountability Executive Summary based on the Human Rights Watch Report of December 2008. Download here.

6 December 2010: Position paper prepared by 19 transgender activists from Africa. Download here.

29 November 2010: Press Release Sexual Diversity in the UNAIDS 2010 Global Report

20 November 2010: Press Release Transgender Day of Remembrance.

ABOUT THE PROJECT

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Introduction

In 2010 AIDS Accountability initiated research to analyze the degree to which countries are fulfilling commitments to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the response to HIV and AIDS: the AIDS Accountability Scorecard on LGBT. The Scorecard on LGBT will be launched in a sequence of research reports during 2011, each covering a key element of the AIDS response. The element reports provide results, analysis and methodological issues. A concluding synthesis report will be launched in December 2011.

The Scorecard on LGBT - evidence for dialogue

The overall aim of the AIDS Accountability Scorecard on LGBT is to motivate greater emphasis in the AIDS response on the particular needs of all sexually diverse people. The Scorecard will highlight a lack of data from many countries and poor performance from some, but also point to strong performances and a progressive approach in others. The scorecard analysis is designed to provide an evidence-base for a constructive dialogue between government and stakeholders on the strengths and weaknesses in countries’ responses to AIDS. The scorecard is not intended as a final statement that apportions blame, but rather as a catalyst for a consultative dialogue that will result in constructive change. It is our hope that the AIDS Accountability Scorecard on LGBT will empower stakeholders with new information and analysis that will increase the leverage of their advocacy for stronger responses to AIDS from their respective governments.

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Contact Phillipa Tucker for more information. phillipa [at] aidsaccountability.org