Photo story: Action to end gender-based violence.

A person holding a child - only their arms are visible. © Jonah 2018 | PhotoVoice | Frontline AIDS I 'PITCH' | Nigeria

When maginalised communities are given the chance to depict their experience of gender-based violence via photography, powerful messages arise.

Frontline AIDS has partnered with PhotoVoice to deliver a series of participatory photography projects in Myanmar, Nigeria and Uganda to support marginalised communities to advocate for improved access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services.

The project is part of the Partnership to Inspire, Transform and Connect the HIV Response (PITCH) programme, a strategic partnership between Frontline AIDS, Aidsfonds and the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs. PITCH aims to strengthen local organisations’ capacity to advocate, generate evidence and develop robust policy solutions for upholding the rights to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people, men who have sex with men, sex workers, people who use drugs, and adolescent girls and young women.

Advocates and young emerging champions from PITCH partner organisations in Myanmar, Nigeria and Uganda were supported to explore the use of photography and storytelling in their work, and to use the resulting messages as tools for advocacy.

PhotoVoice is a UK based charity with a vision for a world in which everybody has the opportunity to represent themselves and tell their own story. Its mission is to promote the ethical use of photography for positive social change, through delivering innovative participatory photography projects.

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Gender equalityGender-based violenceMarginalised communitiesPhotoVoice