LGBTI equality and human rights in Europe and Central Asia

Capacity-building seminar on the role of LGBTI organisations to address HIV and STIs

ILGA-Europe and the European Aids Treatment Group (EATG) jointly held a capacity-building seminar on the role of LGBTI organisations to address HIV and STIs. The seminar took place on 9-10 February 2017 in Brussels.

The capacity seminar brought together 21 participants, all representing LGBTI organisations from a variety of European countries: from Iceland to Armenia and from Cyprus to Denmark.

The seminar aimed at:

  • Providing participants with scientific knowledge regarding: the transmission routes of HIV-STIs, factors that may put key populations, and in particular LGBTI people, more at risk of HIV-STIs infections, the current state of play when it comes to prevention and treatment.
  • Identifying, together with participants, barriers that remain to LGBTI activism (advocacy, awareness-raising, campaigning, etc.) to address the raise of HIV-STIs among LGBTI communities. 
  • Enabling participants to overcome those barriers and ensure that LGBTI activists are empowered to fully participate in this fight.

Find below presentations, and you can retrieve the report of the event by sending an email to Sophie Aujean, Senior Policy & Programme Officer.