Challenging stigma and discrimination in the Caribbean
This project represents a three-year (2017-2019) investment by the Global Fund. UNDP was selected as the Principal Recipient for this grant by the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition and El Centro de Orientación e Investigación Integral, who will both serve as responsible parties in implementing grant activities. The grant is being implemented in eight countries: Belize, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guyana, Haiti, Jamaica, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. This project aims to respond to the HIV epidemic in the Caribbean by focusing on the impact on key populations, including people living with HIV, men who have sex with men, transgender people, sex workers, people who use drugs, and young people belonging to any of these groups. At the regional level it will work closely with the Caribbean Community and regional partner states such as Cuba, Haiti and the Dominican Republic, to support the participation of civil society groups across the region in ongoing actions to align national laws and policy with regional and international human rights commitments. This will be achieved by implementing activities that focus on documenting cases of discrimination, reducing or removing the barriers of stigma, discrimination, and providing redress for rights breaches. It will also seek to support the full integration of key populations into national HIV responses.