The NGO Delegation is pleased to welcome the African Men for Sexual Health and Rights (AMSHeR) and its Executive Director, Joel Nana, as the new NGO Delegate for Africa. Joel is a leading African LGBT human rights advocate and HIV/AIDS activist who has worked in various national and international organizations and whose career as a human rights advocate has spanned numerous African countries, including Nigeria, Senegal and South Africa, in addition to his native Cameroon. AMSHeR is an African-thought and -led coalition of LGBT/MSM organizations working to address the vulnerability of MSM to HIV and which advocates for greater resources for MSM health and human rights in Africa, for positive and inclusive policies and effective interventions.
“The role is immense and AMSHeR alone cannot fulfil it. We count on the support of African MSM, sex worker, IDU and mainstream HIV organisations, as well as those of women and PLHIV to enable us to adequately represent Africa specific issues on the board,” Nana says about their selection.
The Delegation would like to thank Nomonde Mihlali (Mickey) Meji and the African Sex Worker Alliance for their time and dedication. Mickey, we wish you well in all your future endeavors!