Bridging the Gaps: Health And Rights For Key Populations. Phase 2

Partner(s) Budget Duration Project donor(s)
CF “New Family”, CF “Return to Life”, CO “Kharkiv charitable fund “Blago”, PRCF “Public Health” 2016-2020 Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

The international HIV programme on health and rights for LGBT people, sex workers and people who use drugs.

Goals & priorities

1. A strengthened civil society that holds governments to account

  • Strengthening civil society and increasing the role of key population-led organisations in driving the response;
  • Engaging civil society organisations in service delivery and local, national and global advocacy;
  • Providing technical assistance and building the capacity of country and regional partners;
  • Implementation of normative guidance and related implementation tools.

2. Increased fulfilment of the human rights of key populations

  • Empowering individuals and communities to claim their rights and hold their governments to account;
  • Legal support and services to strengthen and support the legal position and status of key populations. As integral part of service delivery;
  • Reducing the number of countries with harmful laws;
  • Creating linkages between global advocacy and community-based work;
  • Reporting to Human rights Council (HRC), CEDAW committee, ICCPR and other human rights protection echanisms about human rights violations experienced by key population communities.

3. Improved SRHR and fewer HIV transmissions

  • Increasing access to comprehensive and inclusive SRHR for all key populations;
  • Service delivery;
  • Providing capacity building and technical advice for community based organisations to provide service delivery, and to advocate for access to services for key populations provided by governments and INGOs;
  • Creating local ownership of normative guidance and other technical implementation tools;
  • Increasing access to fair and comprehensive prevention and information on options.

Intervention strategies:

  1. Facilitate community development;
  2. Advocate for continuously strengthening services and upholding human rights;
  3. Deliver inclusive, rights based, and gender sensitive services;
  4. Foster global and in-country processes and partnerships that reinforce results.

Bridging the Gaps works in 16 countries:

Botswana, Georgia, Indonesia, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Myanmar, Nepal, Nigeria, South Africa, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.

The project in Ukraine is aimed at improving the human rights of drug users by changing social attitudes and government policies, and improving the services they can access. This will reduce the HIV risks they face, reduce HIV prevalence, and improve their overall health.

Contacts of partner organizations and centers for project’s target groups  in the regions:

Kropyvnytskyi Poltava Kharkiv Chernivtsi

CF “Return to Life”
Social bureau “Lily”

51/44 Arkhitektora Pauchenka St., of. 13
Kropyvnytskyi, 25022, Ukraine
Tel: +38 (0522) 27-54-30,
Cell: +38 (095) 771-75-24,

PRCF “Public Health”
Youth Friendly Centre “Altair”

28 Heroyiv Stalinhrada St.
Poltava, 36040, Ukraine
Tel: +38 (050) 304 -91-66
Skype: altair_poltava




CO “Kharkiv charitable fund “Blago” 
Social House “Compass”

7 Velyka Panasivska
Kharkiv, 61052, Ukraine
Tel: +38 (057) 750-91-14
Fax: +38 (057) 716-72-38




CF “New Family”
Psychosocial support center “Dialogue”

83-А Heroyiv Maydanu
Chernivtsi, 58018, Ukraine
Tel/fax: +38 (0372) 50-11-80,
Cell: +38 (066) 012-55-35