Reducing stigma among people living with HIV/AIDS

by ICA:UK Vetted since 2010

Summary

Despite the progress made in the treatment of AIDS, and global attention moving on from AIDS to other diseases, people who are living with the virus often remain marginalised or forgotten in their own families and communities. This project will build on a previous successful workshop to explore the issue of stigmatisation with a further 60 people living with AIDS in the Coastal Region of Kenya, thus changing their relationships with their families and communities

$52.68
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
3
years

Challenge

Despite the progress made in the treatment of AIDS, and with global attention moving on from AIDS to other diseases, people who are living with the virus often remain marginalised or forgotten in their own families and communities. HIV/AIDS prevalence remains high in Kenya (6% among people aged 15-49), with over 1.6m people living with the disease and the incidences of stigmatisation remain high.

Solution

This project will build on a previous successful workshop to explore the issue of stigmatisation with a further 60 people living with AIDS in the Coastal Region of Kenya, enabling them to change their relationships with their families and communities, and to equip them with practical responses to cope better with the bias and misunderstanding they face on a daily basis.

Long-Term Impact

Experience from the last workshop showed that participants leave the workshop more confident in themselves and went on to play fuller roles in their family and community life, as well as setting up their own small businesses. This workshop will reach 60 people, and they will become ambassadors in their own families, support groups and communities, thus multiplying the impact to potentially 120-150 people.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a DOCX file (projdoc.docx).

Resources

http:/​/​www.ica-uk.org.uk/​
An overview of our work with African organisations
Stories from development workers in Africa

Organization Information

ICA:UK

Location: Manchester - United Kingdom
Website: http:/​/​www.ica-uk.org.uk/​
Project Leader:
Jonathan Dudding
Manchester, United Kingdom

Funded Project!

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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