IRGT is one of the ten member organizations within the Consortium of MSM & Transgender Networks, a collaborative partnership of networks around the world who coordinate efforts to address the factors impacting MSM and transgender health and human rights. The Consortium, led by the MSMGF, aims to minimize duplication of effort, leverage respective complementary strengths as advocacy and technical support providers, and ultimately result in significant resource efficiencies. Since 2013, the Consortium has been awarded multiple grants from the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund (RCNF) to contribute to regional and global efforts to scale up access to HIV prevention, treatment, care, and support, and to protect the rights of MSM and transgender populations.
Currently, the Consortium is funded by two concurrent RCNF grants. The first RCNF grant (2016-2018) focuses on stabilizing networks to enable them to expand their coverage and activities targeting MSM and transgender populations; scaling up access to prevention, treatment, care and support; and protecting the rights of MSM and transgender communities. The second RCNF grant (2016) specifically focuses on activities related to the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria (the Global Fund), a major international funder of HIV prevention and treatment services, and an advocate for human rights protections of MSM and transgender communities. The Consortium’s activities in this second grant focus on conducting analyses and planning activities to prepare for Global Fund processes or other national AIDS policy efforts; ensuring the meaningful engagement of MSM and transgender people in Global Fund processes and other AIDS policy efforts; improving the quality, coverage, and accessibility of HIV programs; and coordinating technical support, community mobilization, and advocacy activities within and across global regions.