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Salamander aims to protect, promote and enhance the health and rights of people particularly, but not exclusively, marginalised by societies worldwide as a result of their gender, HIV status or sexual and reproductive health.
In doing this, we seek to promote sexual and reproductive health with HIV prevention, care and support, within a holistic, gender-based human rights framework.
We work at multiple levels: we engage with community activists, health and legal professionals, UN staff, parliamentarians, the media and the public at large.
Salamander Trust is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee and as a registered charity in the UK. We are also registered for Special Consultative Status with the Economic and
Social Council of the UN (ECOSOC ).
The salamander (orig. from the Persian: sām, "fire", and andarūn, "within") is a brightly coloured amphibious creature – one that is able to live on land or water. Uniquely among vertebrates, it is capable of regenerating lost limbs, as well as other body parts. It is also mythically renowned for its ability to resist and survive the intense heat of a fire.