PITCH H&O Mozambique Coalizao

PITCH H&O Mozambique Coalizao

Project

Coalizao will contribute to reducing stigma and discrimination of AGYW, preventing them from GBV and promoting behaviour change towards more healthy behaviour.

Project details

Time frame
25 April 2017 - 30 December 2020
Budget
€ 133,815
Active in
Mozambique

Maputo and Gaza provinces

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Objectives

Coalizao contributes to the following outcomes:
S1: Healthcare providers and police are sensitised on the rights of SW, MSM-TG, and AGYW.
S2: Advocacy agenda set: action plan for community-led organisations in place and common objectives identified for coalition building.
S4: Relationships with stakeholders, allies and champions among the community, NGOs and within the government established.
M1: Community-led organisations and inclusive coalitions have the institutional capacity to advocate for their rights and needs.
L1.1: Strong, mobilised communities work together with community leaders and service providers to reduce violence and stigma affecting KPs and AGYW.

Community groups

Direct target group: 100 Young women and adolescent girls and 60 health service providers
Indirect: 4500 community members, woman and men groups, religious and community leaders, young leaders, health workers

Background

PITCH seeks to strengthen the capacities of local civil society organisations to advocate for sexual and reproductive health and rights, and uphold the human rights of key populations. Our work centres around key populations, adolescent girls and young women in nine countries in East, West and Southern Africa, South-East Asia, and Central Europe. These communities in many contexts carry the main HIV burden. At the same time, they are often neglected in the HIV response and face many barriers in accessing HIV and SRH services as well as human rights violations. PITCH addresses this urgent gap, and is reactive and responsive to local needs/urgencies that have been identified in its geographical foci.

Mozambique is an HIV high-burden country with an estimated 1.5 million Mozambicans having acquired the HIV virus by 2015. Consistent with eastern and southern Africa epidemiological patterns, the epidemic is reported to be stabilizing. However, Mozambique continues having one of the highest prevalence rates worldwide . Based on the latest official prevalence data of 2009 for Mozambique , the HIV epidemic has largely been driven by heterosexual transmission through unprotected sex in stable couples and through casual heterosexual encounters . The latest 2009 data indicates that national average prevalence rate was 11.5% among people aged 15-49 . In Mozambique, women become HIV infected earlier, largely have higher prevalence levels over time and have a higher peak of infection than men . Unequal gender norms are the main drivers for the unequal distribution of HIV among men and women.

Goals

< 200,000 new HIV infections globally
50%
Contributed within this project
Everyone living with HIV worldwide receives treatment
50%
Contributed within this project

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