On March 15-16, 2019, LIFE-8 offsite Information Platform meeting was held within the framework of Right to Health project. This time the information platform was held for beginner MSM activists.
The goal of LIFE-8 offsite Information Platform is the awareness-raising and capacity building of MSM community representatives on the topics of Sexuality and Right to Health, enhancing their legal consciousness, acquainting them with the domestic and international human rights protection mechanisms as well as promoting the involvement of the community in the bodies of National Response to HIV.
On the first day of the Information Platform, NGNGO lawyer and attorney, legal barriers overcoming specialist of the Right to Health project, Anahit Mkrtchyan introduced the topic of the Right to Health to the participants: she spoke about the state-guaranteed free medical care and service, also the RA healthcare workers’ low level of legal consciousness and of medical knowledge on LGBT+ related issues, their discriminatory attitude and prevention mechanisms of such manifestations of discrimination were discussed within the framework of the topic.
On the second day, NGNGO Project Coordinator, Sexuality Expert, Hmayak Avetisyan, introduced the topic of “Sexuality”, the participants learned about complicated topic through group games, informal learning environment, discovered sexuality components, began to think about their sexual orientation and gender identity, different key words.
The entire meeting included interesting video-screenings and practical activities.
At the end of LIFE-8 Information Platform the participants were awarded with certificates of attendance.
“Right to Health” project is implemented by New Generation Humanitarian NGO with the financial support of the Eurasian Coalition on Male Health (ECOM) from the funds of the Global Fund to fight AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.