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  • Title: Tanzania: HIV and AIDS and Stigma Cutback
    Descriptive info: Tanzania: HIV and AIDS and Stigma Cutback.. Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT), Tanzania.. € 7,270.. Ref.. 1800.. Stigma and discrimination against people living with and affected by HIV (PLHIV) remain primary hurdles in addressing prevention and care issues, and are stumbling blocks in ensuring access to vital services.. This project will reach out to PLHIV, church leaders, community leaders and community members in 5 parishes to increase their awareness about policies and strategies that protect the rights of PLHIV and people from most at risk populations such as youth.. This project by the Anglican Church of Tanzania will build capacity of 1000 primary beneficiaries to fight HIV-related stigma.. The project will see to the development of HIV and AIDS competence plans as well as their incorporation into congregational and community plans.. The project will ensure continued cascade training on HIV prevention and stigma eradication at congregational and community level, with the use of the national policy manual for the rights of people living with or affected by HIV as a training resource.. The Anglican Church of Tanzania (ACT, formerly the Church of the Province of Tanzania) was established in 1970 as an independent Province and is headquartered in Dodoma.. The ACT has 26 dioceses, 25 in Tanzania mainland and 1 in Zanzibar.. Contact:.. Dr.. Frank Mathew Haji.. Provincial Health Officer.. Email: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Web: www.. anglican.. or.. tz.. Add this page to your favorite Social Networking websites.. Links.. Christian Council of Ghana.. Ecumenical  ...   2008.. Nigeria: Strengthening Behaviour Change Communication Among Faith-Based Female Leaders in Lagos State.. Tanzania: Training for Widows and Denary Workers on HIV and AIDS Prevention.. Pakistan: Religious Leadership for HIV Prevention in Pakistan.. Jamaica: Reduce Stigma and Discrimination using Communication!.. Past Projects.. Nigeria: Reducing HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination: A Local, Rights-Based Communication Strategy for Nigeria.. Benin: Defending the Rights of People Living with and Affected by HIV and AIDS.. Ethiopia: Combating HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination through Grassroots Community-Based Capacity Building.. Tanzania: HIV and AIDS Stigma Reduction at Grassroots Level through Communication.. Togo: Sectional Plan for the struggle against HIV and AIDS in Christian Churches in Togo.. Myanmar: Reducing HIV and AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination through Communication Skills.. Ghana: Reducing HIV and AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination Among Vulnerable Groups.. Staff Contact.. Sarah Macharia.. Promotion des droits des personnes infectées et affectées par le VIH/SIDA.. Tuesday, 9 October 2012.. + Full Story.. Empowering faith leaders to reduce HIV stigma.. Wednesday, 19 September 2012.. Project Faith – Fostering AIDS Initiatives That Heal.. Friday, 3 August 2012.. HIV/AIDS stigma reduction project by Grassroots Female Communicators Association.. Wednesday, 25 April 2012.. WACC promotes local efforts for “zero discrimination” in HIV and AIDS.. Wednesday, 30 November 2011.. HIV and AIDS: WACC attends UK Consortium’s 25th annual meeting.. Wednesday, 5 October 2011.. Speaking out against stigma and discrimination in Ghana.. Friday, 22 July 2011.. WACC project awarded major grant to reduce HIV-related stigma in Nigeria.. Tuesday, 19 July 2011.. WACC participates in Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance consultation.. Monday, 4 April 2011..

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  • Title: Tanzania: Training for Widows and Denary Workers on HIV and AIDS Prevention
    Descriptive info: Moravian Church in Tanzania, Tanzania.. € 7,200.. 1984.. The project’s overall objective is to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) and reduce new infections in the South West province of Tanzania.. PLHIV lack access to proper information, especially in rural areas.. The project seeks to train women to combat stigma and discriminatory  ...   community through home visits and social gatherings.. The project will facilitate the incorporation of awareness segments into regular Sunday and Friday worship services, training seminars for 80 women and on-air live interactions between radio listeners and HIV and AIDS experts.. The project is an initiative of the Moravian Church in Tanzania South West Province.. Mrs.. Rev.. Agness Samuel Njeyo..

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  • Title: Pakistan: Religious Leadership for HIV Prevention in Pakistan
    Descriptive info: AIDS Awareness Society, Pakistan.. € 9,900.. 1841.. In Pakistan HIV is said to be a concentrated epidemic, but there exists a window of opportunity to check its spread.. Religious leaders can play an important role in this regard.. However many religious leaders lack the necessary skills to address HIV in the Pakistani context.. The project adopts a gender-aware inter-faith and ecumenical approach that involves female and male Christian, Muslim, Hindu and Sikh religious leaders.. It centers on the issue of stigma and discrimination, and gaps in knowledge about HIV and AIDS in Pakistan.. The direct beneficiaries include 64 religious leaders and 36  ...   the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS.. Their mandate will be to transfer the new knowledge at the community level to reach almost 50,000 people in their respective communities by the end of the project.. The project is an initiative of AIDS Awareness Society (AAS), a local civil society organisation established in 1993.. AAS works with HIV+ persons, female and male sex workers, transgender persons, street youth and religious leaders, among others, to increase knowledge about HIV and AIDS and to advocate for the rights of most at risk populations and HIV+ persons.. Contact:.. Mr.. Hector Nihal.. President.. aaspak.. org..

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  • Title: Jamaica: Reduce Stigma and Discrimination using Communication!
    Descriptive info: Women's Media Watch (WMW), Jamaica.. € 9,560.. 1789.. Jamaica’s HIV prevalence rate is high and on the increase, particularly among women and youth.. Recent Ministry of Health studies have identified lack of information among faith community leaders in Jamaica, a country that is predominantly Christian.. There is also hesitation in congregations to be inclusive of persons believed to be HIV positive.. Fear of stigma and discrimination prevent many within faith communities from disclosing their HIV status and from seeking support.. The Church’s impact on Jamaican values and norms is considerably influential and thus it becomes important to rally faith communities in the response to HIV and AIDS.. The Ministry of Health research  ...   communities.. The project by Women’s Media Watch (WMW) will build the capacity of 32 faith community leaders to implement communication strategies to increase their congregation and communities’ knowledge of the harm done by stigma and discrimination against people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS.. The project will lay particular emphasis on gender issues and the importance of the involvement of women, one of the most at risk populations in faith communities.. WMW is a non-governmental organization established to promote gender equity and reduce gender-based violence in Jamaica.. WMW has developed an integrated approach that includes training and advocacy on gender, sexuality and HIV and AIDS.. Ms Kameela Abdul-Maajid.. Programme Coordinator.. womensmediawatch..

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  • Title: Nigeria: Reducing HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination: A Local, Rights-Based Communication Strategy for Nigeria
    Descriptive info: Hope for AIDS Outreach (HAO), Nigeria.. € 94,250.. HIV and AIDS prevalence rates are increasing in Lagos with an estimated 950,000 People Living with HIV and AIDS.. Stigma and discrimination fuel the spread of HIV.. Denial, exclusion and violation of People Living with HIV and AIDS‟ rights are reinforced by religious beliefs, cultural practices, gender inequality, and religious leaders‟ failure to speak out.. In consultation with the Bible Society of Nigeria; Hands at Work in Africa Lagos Service Centre; Christian Association of Nigeria; Lagos State AIDS Control Agency and WACC, Hope for AIDS identified a lack of coordinated faith-based involvement in Nigeria‟s fight against HIV and AIDS and confirmed  ...   education, there is little understanding in the faith community of the impact of stigma.. Church leadership still lacks awareness and tools to guide their communities towards non-stigmatising acceptance of People Living with HIV and AIDS.. This project mobilises faith community leaders in the State of Lagos to use their influence to reduce HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination and increase the provision of community care services.. The project will develop and implement communication tools and strategies focused on anti-stigma messaging to enable church leaders to lead their faith community to play a positive role in HIV and AIDS prevention, community care, and policy advocacy.. Pastor Rex Yinusa Ajenifuja.. Executive Director..

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  • Title: Benin: Defending the Rights of People Living with and Affected by HIV and AIDS
    Descriptive info: Association Espoir Vivre Ensemble (EVE), Benin.. € 8,000.. 1410.. Progress in combating HIV and AIDS is slowed down by stigma and discrimination manifested in multiple and complex forms.. There exist however legal frameworks protecting people living with and families affected by HIV and AIDS.. The struggle against stigma stands to be rendered more effective if the legal provisions are recognized and upheld.. This project by Espoir Vivre Ensemble (EVE) will translate Law No.. 30 of 10 April 2006 into vernacular and publicise it within associations of people  ...   to defend the rights of PLWHAs and AIDS orphans and vulnerable children.. An advocacy workshop targeting local leaders will be held.. The project envisions radio broadcasts in French and vernacular on the rights and obligations of PLWHAs and the community‟s role in respecting these rights.. Created in 2002, EVE began as an association of HIV+ Christians but has now attracted membership from HIV+ people from all faiths.. EVE currently chairs the Benin national network of people living with HIV and AIDS.. Mme Christiane Ribouis.. Présidente de l’Association..

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  • Title: Ethiopia: Combating HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination through Grassroots Community-Based Capacity Building
    Descriptive info: Rift Valley Initiative for Rural Advancement (RIRA), Ethiopia.. € 7,800.. 1328.. Research in two rural villages of Fantale districts‟, East Showa, Oromia region in Ethiopia reveals rampant misinformation about HIV and AIDS as well as a prevalence of stigma and discrimination directed towards people living with the virus.. Numerous factors including poverty, mobility and inadequate knowledge predispose pastoralist people to the risk of HIV infection.. The grassroots community‟s capacity to effectively engage in a sustained fight against HIV, stigma and its effects is underdeveloped considering the lack of support for people living with HIV and AIDS, lack of peer educators and community counsellors.. RIRA has developed this project based on a belief of  ...   the "felt stigma" of the infected, including discrimination within their families and the community.. The project will encourage a greater involvement of people living with HIV and AIDS in their communities as stigma decreases and their rights to work, share and interact are upheld.. RIRA is a non-profit organisation initially established in 2005 as the Needy Agro Pastoralist Development Association and later registered as an Ethiopian Resident Charity under its present name in 2010.. RIRA works on several issues affecting pastoralist communities, including fulfilling the need for community-based HIV and AIDS prevention, support and care.. Mr Abdi Ahmed.. You need JavaScript enabled to view it / This e-mail address is being protected from spambots..

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  • Title: Tanzania: HIV and AIDS Stigma Reduction at Grassroots Level through Communication
    Descriptive info: Grassroots Female Communicators Association (GRAFCA), Tanzania.. € 6,650.. 1442.. The HIV and AIDS pandemic is a serious threat to Tanzania‟s social and economic development.. Statistics show that efforts and resources have been expended to raise awareness, preventive measures and management to prevent early deaths of infected persons.. Evidence shows reduced infection rates in urban and middle class communities where development agents are based and mass media abound.. This project recognizes community communication can  ...   areas.. The project is designed to build the capacity of village leaders – administrative, religious, women‟s groups and youth – to challenge stigma and lead a campaign against stigmatization.. Grassroots Female Communicators Association (GRAFCA) is a non-profit organisation created by female journalists and communicators interested and committed in the development of rural communities.. It publishes Parapanda, a newspaper intended to enlighten authorities on issues affecting poor rural populations.. Ms Dominica Cassian Haule.. Programme Officer..

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  • Title: Togo: Sectional Plan for the struggle against HIV and AIDS in Christian Churches in Togo
    Descriptive info: Groupe Chrétien Contre le Sida au Togo (GCCST), Togo.. € 8,100.. 1428.. The project seeks to promote and protect human rights in the struggle against HIV and AIDS in churches and Christian faith communities.. It takes place in a context of stigma, discrimination and gender inequality linked to HIV at the level of Christian communities.. The project strategy is to help churches develop and implement anti-stigma sectional plans by: building the capacity of forty leaders in five churches to develop the plans; establishing ten anti-stigma cell groups in ten parishes with 30,000 members; and advocacy through radio  ...   people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS (PLWHAs) in the participating faith communities.. At least 200 PLWHAs in the 10 parishes will experience respect for the human rights and the media audience in Lomé will gain increased awareness of a faith-based approach to HIV and AIDS.. The project is implemented by Groupe Chrétien Contre le Sida au Togo (GCCST), an ecumenical organisation established in 2000 in Lomé that presently brings together different faith communities to provide care and support to people living with HIV and AIDS.. Atsoutsè Alley.. Responsable de programme.. Web:.. http://membres.. lycos.. fr/gccst..

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  • Title: Myanmar: Reducing HIV and AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination through Communication Skills
    Descriptive info: Agape Community Service (ACS), Myanmar.. € 2,050.. 1559.. Kalay-Kabaw valley is one of the highest risk areas of HIV transmission in Myanmar.. Infection is accompanied by stigma and discrimination against the infected and the affected.. Agape Community Services has designed this project to be implemented in 30 communities in the area with a total population of almost 10,000 people.. The  ...   skills to combat stigma.. It will undertake awareness campaigns in 30 communities.. The project is expected to result in a reduction of stigma and a reciprocal increase in the participation of people living with HIV and AIDS in community life.. Agape Community Services was created in 2005 as a response to the heightened spread of HIV in Kalamyo.. Tual Do.. Coordinator..

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  • Title: Ghana: Reducing HIV and AIDS-Related Stigma and Discrimination Among Vulnerable Groups
    Descriptive info: A Local Rights-Based Communication Strategy in Ghana.. This project was designed to reduce HIV and AIDS-related stigma and discrimination in three districts of the Greater Accra Region: Dangme West, Ga West and lower Manya Krobo.. Its aim was to build the capacity of religious leaders, other key local influencers (traditional leaders and opinion formers, women and youth leaders, teachers, health workers and media practitioners), and people living with HIV to challenge HIV-related stigma and discrimination.. It sought to equip them to develop and implement a range of communication strategies and tools for this purpose: from theatre, music, dance, sport, competitions, community radio and TV to sermons, reflections, storytelling and testimonies.. The acquired skills would enable the beneficiaries to defend the rights of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS (PLHIV) in Ghana, actions that  ...   This is a 3-year project, from June 2008-June 2011.. The training and advocacy materials and lessons learned are important resources for other national and local organizations seeking to empower and equip community leaders to overcome HIV-related stigma and discrimination.. Project Resources:.. ‘Facilitator’s Guide for Training on HIV and AIDS Stigma and Discrimination Reduction.. ‘HIV Fact Sheets’ booklet.. Stigma Reduction Campaign Newsletter, vol.. 2.. Stigma Reduction Campaign Newsletter, April 2010.. Fighting against HIV-AIDS Stigma.. , feature article, 29 January 2010.. Anti-stigma facilitators workshop report.. Religious leaders workshop report.. HIV and AIDS anti-stigma training guides.. for tradit.. ional and opinion leaders.. HIV and AIDS anti-stigma training guides for community facilitators.. Field research report.. Fighting AIDS Stigma, Feature article, 5 November 2008.. For more information about the project contact:.. 'Sara Speicher' at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots..

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