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  • Grant

    Innovate and Learn Grant

  • Target Groups

    • Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) people
    • Age-discriminated vulnerable groups, notably the young and the elderly

    Impact Themes

    • Improved Access to Social Services, Health and Education
  • Lead organisation

    Amount Funded

    143,975 EURO

    Project Duration

    01 Feb 2017 - 31 Jan 2018


  • Organisation

    Rumah Cemara is a CSO established in Indonesia in 2003. Their main goal is to improve the quality of life of key people, so that they can live without stigma or discrimination, have equal access to quality health services, are protected under right-based laws and have opportunities for development. Key beneficiaries include People Who Use Drugs, Men who have Sex with Men, Transgender people, who may also be sex workers, youth, women, children from other marginalised groups and People Living with HIV. Their key activities include mobilising and organising key population communities, campaigns, establishment of treatment centres, mobile health clinics, capacity building of community institutions, service providers and like-minded Community Based Organisations (CBOs) along with advocacy on justice sector reforms.

    Regional partner: MAMTA (India)

    Since 1990, MAMTA has embarked on initiatives on building capacities, forging partnerships, creating networks and actions that advance political commitment and investment in health and rights of the marginalized. Today, MAMTA mobilises community, strengthens health systems, networks and conducts policy level advocacy in close partnership with the government and public health systems, civil societies, academic institutions, corporate sector and community at large. MAMTA also serves South and South East Asia region as a technical support in software and content development of mobile applications.

  • Project

    This project builds on the successes of MAMTA Health Institute for Mother and Child in India that has contributed to essential sexual and reproductive rights to young people through story advocacy and providing technical inputs to design and develop Adolescent Friendly Health Centers.

    The proposed intervention is to develop a mobile application (in Bahasa) to inform youth peer mentors and key populations of their rights in obtaining health services in Indonesia. This application will also conduct an experimental design study to understand the gaps that young key populations have in the health system.  This application will facilitate the formation of a platform to share evidence to policy makers, identify the needs of key populations and improve access to healthcare. Therefore, this project intents to answer the question whether a mobile application will enhance knowledge, reduce stigma, improve access to health care and whether it will identify and address the needs of the key population in the existing health system in Indonesia.

  • Results
    • Does the proposed mobile application lead to enhanced knowledge, reduced self-stigma and improved access to health care?
    • Is this mobile application helpful in identifying and addressing the health needs of the Key Populations in the existing health system?


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