About the Charter

This Charter has been drafted by four membership-based networks who make up the KP REACH program: AMSHER, ASWA, SATF and CAL.

The Key Populations – Representation, Evidence and Advocacy for Change in Health (KP REACH) program focuses on community systems strengthening to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related deaths among key populations in Southern Africa through improved access by members of key populations and other marginalised communities to HIV prevention, testing and treatment services.

As people on the margins, we stand together to demand access to affordable, acceptable and accessible health services, including HIV related services. We are deeply concerned that health and health services for all is in a state of sustained crisis in Southern Africa and elsewhere on the African continent.

What is the issue?

There is lack of access to health – particularly accessible, available, affordable and acceptable health services, including HIV-related services – by people who have been marginalised based on their sexuality and gender.

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The Demand

As people on the margins, we stand together to demand access to affordable, acceptable and accessible health services, including HIV related services. We are deeply concerned that health and health services for all is in a state of sustained crisis in Southern Africa and elsewhere on the African continent.

We refuse to be denied access. We refuse to be silent.

We reassert that health is “a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” (WHO, 1948)

We have a right to health.

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