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Establishment

Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) was established in 2005 and is a coalition of community leaders and non-governmental agencies that are advocates and service providers working with and on behalf of Caribbean populations who are especially vulnerable to HIV infection or often forgotten in access to treatment and healthcare programs. These groups include men who have sex with men, persons of trans experience, sex workers, people who use drugs, orphans and other children made vulnerable by HIV, migrant populations, persons in prison and ex-prisoners, and at-risk youth.

Mission

To mobilize the voice, visibility, and participation of the diverse groups we serve, to impact the regional HIV response, and to create an enabling environment to end the conditions and consequences of marginalization.

Vision

A region where inadequately served and vulnerable populations have equitable access to justice, health, and other social services.

Objectives

  • To give voice to marginalized communities and empower them to reduce negative health outcomes, increase socio-economic opportunities and improve the lives of vulnerable populations in the Caribbean.
  • To advocate for human rights, social justice, and sustainable health and development systems in which vulnerable populations in the Caribbean enjoy the same human rights, socio-economic opportunities, and well-being as other citizens.
  • To advocate for and facilitate the development of infrastructure to support culturally and contextually appropriate and accessible HIV management for vulnerable populations.
  • To develop and support culturally appropriate prevention programs and models geared towards vulnerable populations.
  • To establish strategic partnerships built on trust.
  • To monitor and evaluate the impact of projects and programs on vulnerable populations.

Major Objectives

  • The establishment of the Shared Incident Database, which is an online database that records cases of human rights violations against members of key population groups.
  • The development and execution of the Social Enterprise intervention model which affords members of key population groups with the opportunity to take their business ideas from concept to reality.
  • Strengthening collaboration and networks of stakeholders working in the HIV response across the region.
  • Building the capacity of CSOs in Human Rights, Governance, Resource Mobilization, and  Programme Management.


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