Recommendations

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Recommendations

P.R.China

Hong Kong S.A.R.

Presentation by:

Round table:

Zhao Guoben

Beijing Health Bureau


Priority Issues for Scaling up the response for MSM/TG

Obstacles/Opportunities and Recommendations

Obstacles

Programmatic

• Lack of financial and human resources

• Decreased capacity , programme planning and implementing capacity

• MSM involvement in existing projects are limited/ only token

Opportunities

• Increased exposure of HIV and MSM among national government policy makers

and international development agencies

• Build on existing MSM networks

• Existing capacity of MSM community members

Recommendations

• Continue to build partnerships with governments, MSM and International

development agencies

• Establish ongoing communication mechanisms between MSM/ Govts and

international community

• Increased individual capacity building

DAY 3, September 25, 2006


Priority Issues for Scaling up the response for MSM/TG

Obstacles/Opportunities and Recommendations

Enabling Environment

Obstacles

• MSM/TG not specifically mentioned in National HIV/AIDS action plan or AIDS

law

• Society stigma towards all sexual minorities

• Lack of education on MSM issues at all level of schools and government

departments

• Discrimination of openly “gay” students at some educational institutions,

resulting in students being expelled

Opportunities

• Integrate in current national requirement to educate health providers, public

security and educators about HIV and AIDS

Recommendations

• MSM / Sexual minorities figure in National advocacy

Integrate gender equality in school educational curricula

• Training to media personnel to advocate for the issue at channels, news media

DAY 3, September 25, 2006


Priority Issues for Scaling up the response for MSM/TG

Obstacles/Opportunities and Recommendations

Institutional

Obstacles

• Barriers to independent MSM/TG/sexual Minorities NGO registration, impedes

funding flows and ownership of community AIDS response

• Lack of National organization to advocate MSM issues both domestically and

internationally

Opportunities

• Increasing number of MSM professionals and young people from the

MSM/Sexual minorities communities, increases innovation

• Increasing space in academicia and media concern to the AIDS issue

• Building of openness from govt. and international agencies

Recommendations

• Enact more open Legislation for a civil society, including taxation and registration

• Increase funding and human resources to the community

• Capacity individual building of the MSM/TG/ Sexual minorities

DAY 3, September 25, 2006

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