As we kick off a new week at the Coalition of African Lesbians, the week is welcomed by a 5 day “Issues and Demands” KP Reach Regional Workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa as follow up to the 8 in-country workshops from 2016.
The workshop brings together member networks from AMSHER, ASWA, CAL and SATF whom form the KP REACH Consortium alongside support from Hivos representatives with the purpose of reflecting on regional and country-specific learnings on advocacy; the right to access, including access to health and HIV services by those in the margins; research and movement building.
The meeting seeks to:
- Appreciate more of the Learning component of the KP Reach programme
- Learn from our “movements” and affirm our own good practices in advocacy on the right to access health and HIV services
- Consult, engage each other and build consensus on the draft SADC Charter for Key Populations
- Review and reach consensus on draft Standards and Guidelines of Research Engagement with Key Populations and other marginalised groups.
This workshop will be used to draft and review available documents whilst incorporating comments. These will be done through 3 main working groups consisting of participants, a facilitator and a documenter.
The workshop looks forward to producing 3 Reports namely:
REPORT 1: LEARNING FROM OUR MOVEMENT: BUILDING BLOCKS OF GOOD PRACTICE IN ADVOCACY
REPORT 2: STANDARDS AND GUIDELINES OF RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT WITH KP AND OTHER MARGINALISED GROUPS
REPORT 3: SADC CHARTER: ENSURING ACCESS TO HEALTH AND HIV SERVICES FOR KP AND OTHER MARGINALISED GROUPS
To keep up with the workshop, be sure to follow @CALAdvocacy on Twitter and our RALF Facebook page!!