AMSHeR

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.

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.

Contacts

  • 1 Hood Avenue/148 Jan Smuts; Rosebank, GP 2196; South Africa
  • T. +27 (0)11 587 5000
  • F. +27 (0)11 587 5099