Learning from Unheard Voices: A Dialogue

$180 $9,820
Raised Remaining


30 emerging leaders from most unheard voices in the Philippine HIV response embarks in a dialogue with Asia Society Fellows to learn and share knowledge that stimulate community-driven response

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Majority of community groups such as people who inject drugs (PWID), people in prostitution (PIP) and the street youth are low literate, and due to the highly stigmatised nature of their conditions they fear those who are mandated to support them, they chose to maintain in their respective communities that provides punitive policies and interventions that does not transition them to better lives but furthering themselves into clandestine occupations that are even more risky and exploitative

How will this project solve this problem?

30 leaders from most unheard communities engaged in learning and sharing to bring out their unheard voices and transforms these into useful knowledge that can inform policies, services and livelihood that meet their evolving needs and capacities

Potential Long Term Impact

The dialogue will be a take-off point to form a national decision-making platform for communities to bring out and unify unheard voices and ensure that their evolving needs and capacities are integrated into policies and service delivery

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $180

Funding Information

This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.

Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $180 .  The original project funding goal was $10,000.


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Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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Project Leader

John Piermont Montilla

Iloilo, Iloilo Philippines

Where is this project located?

Map of Learning from Unheard Voices: A Dialogue