In this five-year reflection you will hear from the people whose experiences are testimony to the many ways PITCH has inspired, transformed and connected HIV responses across the world.
By focusing on advocacy and investing on such a large scale in community organisations, networks, platforms and people, the partnership has supported movements to form within and across countries. These movements have changed laws, policies, practices and mindsets – and the daily lives of marginalised people have improved as a result.
PITCH provides compelling evidence that community-led advocacy is crucial for an effective HIV response. Its focus on building the skills needed for effective advocacy has led to numerous advances, big and small. Through each win, marginalised people have created more enabling environments, and their access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services has improved. For the communities that have brought about these changes, the power and influence they have been able to wield has been inspiring and transformational, for them and for others.
The journey many advocates and organisations have gone on in the past five years has been incredible to witness. Many advocates have gained new skills in key areas such as political campaigning, responding to rights violations, fundraising and communications, and have grown in confidence as a result.