Goal 4 : Promote diversity, rights, and gender equity.

Objectives and Strategies:


Promote an enabling environment for KPs, LGBTI and other vulnerable groups[1].

a.           Document, monitor and respond to rights violations and violence.

b.           Build broad and strategic partnerships with legal aid, health and non-health providers, including lawyers and human rights organizations to ensure a supportive and enabling environment.


Increase public awareness on sexual orientation and gender identity (SOGI) and gender-based violence (GBV).

a.           Build the capacity of KHANA and its partners to better understand SOGI and GBV, along with practical ways to address issues.

b.           Integrate SOGI and GBV into programming.

c.           Collaborate with the media to raise awareness on SOGI and GBV for families and communities.


Improve and promote sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) for KPs, LGBTI and other vulnerable groups.

a.           Adapt/refine/develop service packages for communities.

b.           Support for complete referrals to SRHR services.

c.           Raise awareness on SRHR, and service availability.


Promote engagement of women, KPs, LGBTI and other vulnerable groups in program development, policy dialogue, and leadership within KHANA, with IP, and at the national level.

a.           Support and monitor meaningful participation at every level of implementation including program design, policy dialogue and forums.

b.           Document the impact of meaningful participation.

c.           Build leadership and advocacy skills.

d.           Integrate gender equity into program development and policies.


Areas of Contribution

KHANA has a solid history of integrating rights and equity as cross-cutting themes into programming, advocating successfully for individuals and communities, and influencing policies which affect PLHIV and KP. KHANA plans to leverage this work by extending support and advocacy beyond PLHIV and KP to include other vulnerable or marginalized groups. 


KHANA will support more effective documentation and monitoring when responding to rights violations and violence, which will be further developed through formalized strategic partnerships within the health, legal, education, and rights sectors. Staff capacity and competencies will be strengthened on SOGI and GBV, through training and education, to be better positioned when raising awareness within communities. KHANA will also support sustainable initiatives whereby empowered individual members will carry forward work being done on SOGI and GBV. KHANA will also continue to support harm reduction strategies for PWID and PWUD through advocacy, policy influence, and research.


Service packages for SRHR will be updated and enhanced as a way to address different needs and gaps, and to complement public health services.  KHANA will also raise awareness on diversity found within the various groups being served, which will allow for more meaningful, and respectful delivery and referral options.


KHANA will continue to play a key role in influencing the direction of national policy and programs making certain that national dialogues are informed by those who are affected most and facilitating consensus for rights-based and evidence-informed approaches and solutions. KHANA along with the Research Center will share lessons learned widely, ensure the utilization of program data and research to shape more supportive policies and promote an enabling environment.


KHANA’s team will support the empowerment of women, vulnerable groups, communities, networks, and organizations in order to represent  themselves, to voice their concerns , to take more active roles in program design, policy dialogue, and forums, to improve their  access to services, and to break down stigma and discrimination at all levels.


Selected Indicators:

·        % of women reporting increased opportunity in program/project design, implementation, and M&E.

·        % of women reporting increased opportunity in policy dialogue.

·        % of national programs that have integrated gender equity into programming and policies.

·        Increased accessibility to SRHR services.

·        Increased awareness of SOGI and GBV.