The African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) is a coalition of LGBT/MSM-led organisations across sub-Saharan Africa established in 2009 and working to (1) address the disproportionate effect of the HIV epidemic on MSM and LGBT; (2) to redress the human rights violations these populations face on the continent; (3) and to increase the visibility of LGBT people and their issues. AMSHeR was formed in an attempt to devise ‘home-grown’ strategies to address local issues taking into account new developments at regional and international levels. Through advocacy and capacity strengthening, AMSHeR promotes non-discrimination, particularly based on sexual orientation and gender identity, and advances access to health services for MSM/LGBT persons. AMSHeR is registered as a non-profit organisation in South Africa where its head office is based. It also has a regional office for francophone Africa in Dakar – Senegal. ShareThis

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