Since the establishment of China Alliance of People Living with HIV/AIDS (CAP+) in November 2006, the secretariat has prioritized the development of the network, and has enacted effective methods and strategies to reach that aim. However, with the growing number of CAP+ members (from 24 to more than 100), it is hard for the CAP+ secretariat to provide the services and support required by each member group.
CAP+ thus realized the necessity of establishing regional networks. Since 2010, with the cooperation of Tsinghua University NGO Research Center, it has made numerous contributions to encouraging and helping several regional organizations in establishment and development, such as the four regional networks in southeast, southwest, northeast and Liaoning Province. CAP+ not only has given them financial and technical support through small advocacy grants to promote their further development, but also improved their capabilities of functioning practically within local areas.
The Liaoning Provincial Alliance of People Living with HIV (LAP+) is unique among these four regional networks because it focuses on serving just one province instead of several. LAP+ was founded in September 2011, and it consists of people living with HIV (PLHIV) in Shenyang, Dalian, Anshan, Fushun, Dandong, Liaoyang, Jinzhou and Tieling, and the representatives of other four regional networks. Even though, LAP+ is young, by endless efforts in working together with many provincial grassroots, it has accomplished outstanding achievements in policy advocacy (Attachment 1: Advocacy Achievements of LAP+), and finally found its unique path of development characterized by a cooperative method of advocacy regarding political reforms.
This article was completed with the support of Doctor Mr. HOU, who is working on his PhD degree in the Institute of Sexuality and Gender in Renmin University of China, and contributed a lot in this paper by outlining the major steps LAP+ has taken on its way forward.
We would also like to show our special gratitude to LI Xin and HAO Ren (both of them are the initiators of LAP+) for their heartfelt assistance and we do hope this article will enlighten our readers who are interested in advocacy and network development.
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