Influencing policy on HIV and AIDS

  • Amount funded: £88,569
  • Year: 2013
  • Duration: 36 months
  • Locations: Kenya
Issue

Access to health services and awareness of health rights are unequal in Kenya and disadvantage people with HIV/AIDS in particular.

Project partners
KELIN
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How are we helping

Supporting KELIN's project to build a civil society network that will demand fair health service provision and enhance people's knowledge of human rights and current government policies.

About the project

KELIN are creating a strong civil society network to help improve capacity to influence policy on HIV and AIDS-related issues in Kenya.

With the support of a Commonwealth Foundation grant, KELIN Kenya will develop networks promoting participatory governance. By enhancing people’s knowledge of human rights and current government policies, they will be better placed to engage in decision making processes.

Roundtable discussions with parliamentarians on discriminatory laws will also inform the future development of policy briefs.

Project Partners
KELIN

KELIN is a human rights NGO working to protect and promote HIV-related human rights in Kenya. They do this by: providing legal services and support, training professionals on human rights, engaging in advocacy campaigns that promote awareness of human rights issues, conducting research and influencing policy that promotes evidence-based change.

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The Foundation is the Commonwealth's agency for civil society. We support people’s participation in democracy and development by providing grants, platforms for civic voices and opportunities for sharing expertise.

Governance Areas
Policy accountability