AIDS-Fondet works with grassroots organisations as well as large international institutions. Creating a push from the grassroots level is essential for change locally, but for change to take effect on a global and structural level, it must happen in tandem with increased global awareness and pushing HIV to the top of the world agenda – for an AIDS free tomorrow.
From poverty-stricken, high-density suburbs of Kampala and Lilongwe to corridors of power and influence in New York, Geneva, or Copenhagen.
AIDS-Fondet takes a two-pronged approach aiming for immediate, tangible change for affected people on the ground in some places to large-scale systemic and structural change at the global level.
Nothing about us without us
At the grassroots level the AIDS-Fondet takes an approach based on a strategic principle of inclusion – “nothing about us without us”.
To the greatest extent possible, we collaborate with organisations that either are led by or have a high degree of inclusion of people directly affected by the issues the organisation works with.
We work with organisations led by or employing sex workers, men who have sex with men, transgender people and more.
It is possible to end the HIV epidemic once and for all. But prejudice, discrimination, and a lack of political resolve are blocking the path to the final victory over one of the most lethal epidemics in recent history.
It is our mission to bring reinforcements to the fight against HIV so that we – in collaboration with local as well as global partners – can end AIDS by 2030.
Line Brøgger Kjærgaard – Head of International Section at the Danish AIDS Foundation
In the corridors of power
AIDS-Fondet works to make sexual health and rights the highest priority for Danish development assistance – including putting political will and funding behind the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’s Goal 3 “Good Health and Well-Being”.
This involves creating awareness amongst policymakers, civil servants and other relevant stakeholders about the importance of continued support for the fight against HIV.