Connecting local responses around the world
Preface: I traveled to Rwanda with Global Youth Connect (www.globalyouthconnect.org) as part of a cross-cultural human rights delegation in January 2011. The following is a personal reflection on that experience and does not represent the views of Global Youth Connect, Georgetown University, or anyone but the author herself.
The name "Learning and Action Community" is the choice description for the…Continue
Although AIDS Ride South Africa (ARSA) did not officially form as an organization until October 2008, its story began back in early 2005 when I was a doctoral student. I had been working on a moribund dissertation on the rhetoric of reconciliation non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Africa 11 years after the demise of apartheid. The South African ten-year anniversary moments of rainbow-ism =…Continue
The National learning event was held on 15 to 17 February 2011 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. The main aims of the National Learning Event were to share the concepts of Human Capacity for Response and the AIDS Competence Process to the implementing NGO’s and their community to share and learn from our various experiences of implementing the processes and approach. There 58 participants from 28 NGO around Cambodia had share and learn around different ways of thinking and working, in particular an…Continue
Bujji, a member of Jhansi Lakshmi Mahila Mandali (JLMM) promoted by CERA-NGO based at Ananthapure shares her journey of overcoming intimate partner violence with the help of CBO and police personnel.
Bujji hails from a small village in Ananthapure district from a big lower middle class family of four elder brothers and three elder sisters. At the age of 14 she falls in love trap of a handsome boy ‘Raju’ from a small town. Bujji by then was lured into sex work and her lover…Continue
Communities are “Aware” of many threats to their livelihood. Threats of HIV, gender violence, TIP, you name it. But? Are they aware enough to “React” or “Act”? Using the community life competence approach over the past year has stimulated / generated high enthusiasm. Is this adequate for the desired behavior change? True, community life competence has the potential for changing “Ways of thinking” and “Ways of Working.” The capacity to apply “Learning and transfer” for desired output is…Continue
Provision of youth-friendly counselling services was conceived as a specific strategy by South India AIDS Action Programme (SIAAP) to address the increasing risk of young people to STIs and HIV and to provide a safe space to understand sexuality related aspects. It offers the space for youth to share their dreams, fears, anxieties and understand the physical changes that are part of this ‘growing up’ period as well as promotes ‘safe’ and sexually responsible behaviours. Fifty-two (four in…Continue
1. Activity: Training of trainers in Trafficking in Persons Competence.
Establishment of TIP Competent committees in Amerindian villages in the Madhia sub-district.
The approach sought to build competence and ensuring…Continue
In Indonesia, National Family Planing Board has been developing youth program at community to address adolescent reproductive health - ARH or Pusat Informasi dan Konseling Kesehatan Reproduksi Remaja (PIK-KRR). It works to campaign triad ARH issues, namely prevent sex before married, drugs and HIV-AIDS . This in turn is aimed to prepare youth for quality marriage life. The program trains youths and establishes youth center at community at district…Continue
We Peer Educators Youth Movement (PEYM) initiate and organized a Peer educators Training and Voluntary Counseling and Testing in our community (Barangay Bagong Silang, Caloocan City, Philippines).
We mobilize resources through the help of Barangay Officials, staffs on health and SK’s; they provided venue and foods for day one. Participants used their own money as transportation. Caloocan Social Hygiene Clinic Physician allots a time to visit, share and conduct VCT in our first…Continue
TheKenyan team held their knowledge fair in Mombasa bringing together the networks of PLWHIV AND the long distance truck drivers to share their experiences. They came from all our resource centres in Kenya which are situated along the Northern highway corridor on the hot spots and truck stops. The knowledge room moderators from each centre shared their experiences and challenges they face when applying SALT to the truckers and the community along the transport corridor.This was held for four…Continue
Communicating is the act of sharing or exchange information. A two rooms having one connecting doors.
What if you know you can do a better job of communicating
and connecting with people (or someone else
in your life) and you just don't know where or how to
Most of us feel that way at some time in our
relationships building and lives.
Sometimes it's a one-time challenge and other
times, you've been in a pattern of…