About this Project
APCASO, in partnership with the Activists Coalition on TB – Asia Pacific (ACT! AP), with support from the Stop TB Partnership through the Challenge Facility for Civil Society (CFCS) Rounds 9 and 10 is currently spearheading the The RIGHT TO BREATHE Project beginning August 2020 until December 2022.
ROUND 9 GOAL
To establish an Asia Pacific human rights advocacy agenda that will influence national TB responses and align with the regional and global TB agenda for a rights-based TB response.
- Support civil society, TB-affected communities, and TB survivors groups in the rollout of the TB and Human Rights Training Manual and in the implementation of their advocacy plans
- Lead the development of a regional human rights advocacy agenda for the TB response
- Advocate and influence inclusion of human rights agenda into the regional and national TB responses
ROUND 10 GOAL
TB-affected communities, TB survivors, and civil society taking ownership and leadership in the review of 2018 PD on TB, which will complement ongoing Multisectoral Accountability Framework (MAF) processes at the country level, and demand areas that need to be prioritized.
- To build and strengthen the capacity of TB-affected communities and civil society to measure the progress of the countries in meeting the human rights-related commitments from the 2018 PD on TB
- To amplify the results of the community scorecard and build the momentum in preparation for the UN HLM on TB 2023
Challenge Facility Across the Region
The RIGHT TO BREATHE Project will be supporting civil society and TB-affected community-led organisations in three countries, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, and Viet Nam, to ensure in-country rollout of the TB and Human Rights, and to implement advocacy activities so that national TB responses adopt rights-based approach to TB.
News and Updates
by Vu Ngoc Hoa, SCDI - Viet Nam TB remains a highly medical issue in Viet Nam. People affected by TB have very little...
And that's a wrap! Thank you to more than 35 civil society representatives, TB-affected communities, and technical partners...
Last July 29, around 45 civil society and TB-affected community participants attended the Asia-Pacific TB and Human Rights...
TB survivors and TB-affected communities contributes to Nepal’s TB response through the “Right to BREATHE” Project
by Achut Sitaula, Trisuli Plus (with support from Mayra Rai, APCASO) Civil society engagement and mobilization is key for...
by Lesley Bola, Key Population Advocacy Consortium - PNG Civil Society plays a big role in supporting the advocacy,...
This World TB Day 2021, the Activists' Coalition on TB - Asia Pacific (ACT! AP), hosted by APCASO, and in partnership with...