The following email was sent to me by Jayakar, an ACP champion from Andhra Pradesh in the southern part of India. His passion for ACP is inspiring. Regards, Rituu, Delhi, India
Share an Opportunity (SAO) India is actively implementing the ACP tools in our target area communities and it is showing good results.
On the occasion of WORLD AIDS DAY – December 1st 2008. The SAO India got the privilege of participation in the… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 7, 2008 at 9:31am —
When Amartya Sen, Indian economist and Nobel Prize winner, first raised the issue of the missing 100 million women some 20 years ago, I must admit I found it all rather hard to comprehend. I paid it little regard until last year when I found myself at the UNFPA offices in India, mesmerized by sex-selection posters adorning the walls. Before then it seemed all quite abstract, facts and figures and definitively hard to contextualise.
More recently, a… Continue
Added by Dr Sima Barmania BMdsci MBBS MPH on October 7, 2011 at 2:02am —
The Global Walk for India's Missing Girls' is a march organized by people all over the world to protest against female foeticide and infanticide, the worst genocide in India's history. In March 2010 , over a 1000 people walked in San Francisco, Delhi, Mumbai, Jamshedpur, Pondicherry, Kuwait and Melbourne. Continue
In India over the last 20 years, 10 million girls have been killed by their parents, either before or immediately after birth because they consider daughters a burden.
Added by Dr Mitu Khurana on January 26, 2011 at 11:48am —
I am working as a National GIPA coordinator for five north India states through INP+ and supported by UNDP, India. After working so many years on GIPA I am still not able to understand what dose GIPA means, when it comes to internal advocacy within PLHIV community? Is it increase accountability, is it to improve the quality of services to other PLHIV, is it a involvement at decision making process where community is taking decisions for community? The whole advocacy component in Indian PLHIV… Continue
Added by MANOJ PARDESHI on August 4, 2009 at 10:40am —
We are pleased to announce the formation of India Competence.
India Competence is a network of organisations with a strong belief in community strengths and committed to the spread of AIDS Competence Process. The network is characterised by a non-hierarchical structure with a yearly rotating host organization starting with SIAAP and aims to (i) go to scale with the approach, (ii) adapt it to help communities respond to their key issues, (iii) coordinate the facilitation of local… Continue
Added by Indumathi Ravi Shankar on May 21, 2010 at 11:11am —
Added by Marie Lamboray on June 2, 2017 at 2:30pm —
Susanne and I recorded the interview of Jan Somers of Belgium during the Global Learning Festival organised by the Constellation and India Competence in Chennai during Nov 2012. Here communities and facilitators of strength-based approaches like Community Life Competence and Appreciative Inquiry came to share and exchange.
Interviewer Susanne Mueller of USA with Jan Somers… Continue
Added by Susan Koshy on December 2, 2013 at 10:00pm —
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee has decided to hold the XIX International AIDS Conference Hub in Kolkata, India from 22nd July to 27th July 2012. This will be first of its kind in India. The Kolkata Conference Hub will be organized in collaboration with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects with support from International Aids Society and other UN agencies. This will provide a grand opportunity to showcase our effort to curb HIV/AIDs in India and… Continue
Added by Mousumi Chowdhury on April 19, 2012 at 4:30pm —
Dear Friends ,
A global walk to protest female foeticide and infanticide in India is being held on the weekend before /after the International Women`s day .
India and many other countries are facing the worst genocide in history.According to a study by UNICEF, 7000 girls are killed EVERYDAY in India by female feticide. 7000 girls, lose the right to be born, live, laugh and grow just because they are females.
Join us to protest against this henious crime.… Continue
Added by Dr Mitu Khurana on December 4, 2010 at 10:30pm —
[Participants from North, northeast and south of India, venues ranged from the railway station to home, weather varied from heavy rain to sweltering heat but the spirit remained strong throughout- it was SALT which unites us and we would like to promote it in big or small way, taking baby steps towards our dream of entire India immersed in SALT. Please read on how some members of India competence National Support Team (NST) celebrated Community action… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 24, 2011 at 11:00am —
is a network of organisations with a strong belief in community strengths and committed to the spread of AIDS Competence Process.The network is characterised by a non-hierarchical structure with a yearly rotating host organization starting with SIAAP and aims to (i) go to scale with the approach, (ii) adapt it to help communities respond to their key issues, (iii) coordinate the facilitation of local responses nationally, and (iv)… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on June 23, 2010 at 12:30am —
The Constellation has embarked on an exciting initiative to connect Indian and Kenyan communities to share their local experiences on truckers
through innovative techniques.This will be a pilot to explore and learn more on connecting local responses virtually through multiple modes- stories learned via exchange on aids competence network, SALT visits, video chat and e-discussion.
We began the process by formation of the India-Kenya group wherein some members shared their work… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on October 20, 2009 at 7:30pm —
Here is the dream from India competence Skype meeting held on 19th January 2012
Participants: Anthony, Indumathi, M L Prabakar, Mukesh Bhachawat, Prabhakar Sinha, Vicky, Rituu B Nanda
Could not join due to connectivity and other issues- Bobby Ramakant,… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on February 23, 2013 at 12:30am —
Project of Aarambh inaugurated on World AIDS Day (1 dec. 2010) by Dr James Maddirala, Continue
Executive Director of Global HIV /AIDS Alliance ,Dr Mario Azevedo,School of Public Health, JSU, Mississippi,Prof. Maitreyi Kollegal , Director IIHMR…
Added by Abhinav Singh on December 3, 2010 at 11:35pm —
Wish you all a very peaceful,prosperous and meaningful twenty ten.
This year coincides with the 50th year of the statehood of the Indian state of Gujarat and we all are observing the same for the 'Golden Gujarat'("Swarnim Gujarat").
The Indian city of Trivandrum,Kerala deliberated upon FOOD SECURITY in the just concluded Indian Science Congress there.
It is a pleasant coincidence that the meaningful discussion on BLOOD SECURTY were effectively carried out just a… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on January 5, 2010 at 12:00pm —
Here is a brief translation in English-
Sanskruti Desais is project coordinator of Bangla speaking community under the Care India EMPHASIS project in Mumbai on cross-migration and HIV. In this video she elaborates on how after application of community life competence with Bangla speaking migrant women, the ownership on the issue of HIV has risen. She… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on December 4, 2013 at 2:00pm —
Every community has the capacity to respond to life issues, to envision and to act. Facilitators of the Constellation discover and reveal strengths which communities themselves might not realize, by asking appreciative questions. We call this mode of interaction with communities ‘SALT
’: Stimulate, Appreciate, Listen, Learn and Transfer.
The Constellation and India Competence invite you to participate in a week of SALT… Continue
Added by Rituu B. Nanda on August 16, 2010 at 12:15am —
Mumbai attracts migrants from other parts of India and across the border. There are several migrants from the neighboring Nepal and Bangladesh. Bangladeshi migrants are more vulnerable if they are staying illegally in the country. Police crack downs on such migrants are very common for a variety of reasons. With such crackdowns happening frequently, it is more difficult to access the migrant community and provide them with HIV/AIDS prevention services. At times, it is even difficult to… Continue
Added by Shankar Talwar on October 12, 2012 at 11:22am —
A group of volunteer came together and a meet was held On 14th of May 2010 3:00 Pm Interactive chat on the internet via Skype to share our vision for ACP/CCP in the North East was organized. Focusing on setting up of a North East Facilitation team.The discussion was Initiated by National Coordinator Rituu Nanda India Competence also the Constellation Support Team Member and Dr. Maii as Coach for the discussion. Below are the… Continue
Added by Joma on May 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Though the vulnerabilities to HIV of the South Asia population have been clearly delineated, the moot point is if we are ready to implement a comprehensive strategic evidence-generated intervention (say in a large country like India) or not.
It is unfortunate that there is a tendency to consider male circumcision as an effective strategy for the Sub –Saharan countries with high HIV prevalence only.
It is ironical that the entire spectrum of predisposition to HIV and… Continue
Added by Dr Rajesh Gopal on August 6, 2009 at 4:32pm —