I want to share how I grew up because I want people to know so that, it would be beneficial to all of them. As an elder son I had a lot of responsibilities and unexpected burdens. Being an MSM this had doubled. I did not have the skills to handle them or address them. At that stage with my orientation, I took sex work as my profession. My sexuality and profession exposed to my friends and I saw their hardships, the exploitation and violence by local thugs, clients and the Police men. I also met… Continue
Added by Robin Jesudoss on March 27, 2009 at 10:55am —
Suriyon Sungkham (Thailand)
Monk became leader in AIDS prevention in Thailand.
If all religious leaders take the lead in AIDS prevention, the people can live together in the community as human being.
Detail of experience:
วิถีชีวิตของพระสงฆ์ ต้องอาศัยชาวบ้านในเรื่องปัจจัยสี่ เรื่อง ที่อยู่อาศัย อาหาร เครื่องนุ่งห่ม และยารักษาโรค ในขณะเดียวกันชาวบ้านเองก็อาศัยพระสงฆ์ในเรื่องของที่พึ่งทางจิตใจ
การรับบิณฑบาต คือ… Continue
Added by suriyon sungkham on March 25, 2009 at 2:57pm —
We were organizing young people as Peer Educators in urban poor communities in Metro Manila as part of the PRRM HIV/AIDS Prevention Project. At some point, we wanted to measure how far they have achieved in terms of peer education work. The challenge was to create an assessment tool that would be highly appropriate among gang members, young girls, young MSMs and sex workers. It was agreed that the tool would be self-defined, meaning the indicators for progress would come from our young… Continue
Added by Myrna A. Maglahus on March 25, 2009 at 1:53pm —
This is Regina from Genoka settlement in Goroka, Papua New Guinea. Genoka is one of the most notorious settlements in the country. No NGO has entered before, mainly due to safety concerns. Only occasional volunteers distribute condoms. Genoka is now one of the exemplary communities striving for AIDS Competence. Former criminals turned into community facilitators, people take action on their concerns and Regina is making ‘bilungs’ (woven bags) and hats… Continue
Added by Gaston on March 24, 2009 at 8:39am —
Weeks ago Laurence has sent us a format to update the status of National Facilitation Team (NFT) at Indonesia. What is the name of the NFT? How many members, how big it is? So on and so forth. This blog hopes and intents to reply her questions.
Formally ACP has put its first foot print in Indonesia in 2006. I believe long before that knowingly or unknowingly Indonesians were practicing SALT in their day to day lives. UNFPA embarked… Continue
Added by rebeka sultana on March 19, 2009 at 8:30pm —
More than what I expected happened in a few days visit to some communities in Maputo (south of Mozambique - capital), Manica and Sofala (Central Region). A team of the ACP coachers and some of the Mozambique facilitation team plus me (of course not yet trained) paid a visit to some of Disabled people organizations implementing the ACP and some that are not.
On my first thought would have been a kind of refreshing training by the constellation coachers to the national team in an… Continue
Added by Joao Arnaldo Vembane on March 19, 2009 at 12:00pm —
I wrote an article on the mess that was the 2nd annual Gay Pride Parade in Chiang Mai. I recognise that it's one-sided. But follow the link for the article. Comments are welcome!
Added by lesley on March 16, 2009 at 3:20pm —
One of the workers of a botling company at Surabaya was detected as HIV positive two years ago. Soon after the case detected an Executive briefing was initiated by NGO, Mulia Abadi Foundation in collaboration with human and resource development of that company. During the briefing, basic information of HIV/AIDS, the ILO code, national as well as regional regulation regarding HIV/AIDS had been discussed.
The result of the briefing was to set up company's policy and to develop an HIV/AIDS… Continue
Added by Andryansyah Arifin on March 13, 2009 at 5:45pm —
Happy Women's Day
Women are more vulnerable to HIV/AIDS. It is scientifically proved that HIV is transmitted 8 times more efficiently from men to women than from women to men.
I am a 22 years old; I got married at 19 years old with a truck driver. We had good relations for six months. After that he passed away with severe symptoms of AIDS and it’s transmitted to me. What I have to do now? I am a 22 years old and I am a HIV positive? I am a Young… Continue
Added by Abraham Mutluri on March 7, 2009 at 1:20pm —
Je suis entrer en contact avec une communauté des jeunes qui se trouve à 35 Km de la ville de Kinshasa dans un quartier péri urbain donc à Mpasa1 dans la commune de la Nsele et ils étaient au nombre de 20 Jeunes ( 15 Filles et 5 Garçons, dans le cadre de la visite Salt.
Après cette activité, j'ai tiré une leçon pour dire que si nous entrons en contact avec une communauté, il faudras créer un climat de confiance pour le reste des activités.
Aujourd'hui quelques jeunes de ce coin de la… Continue
Added by MUKALAYI UMBA Toussaint on March 6, 2009 at 2:44pm —
During our last Salt visit to Agai Community we were impressed by the strengths the community has. In most cases when we go out for such visits we assume the community will ask for handouts from us. This is not the case in that community.
From one of our community conversations 1 support group of PLWA’s had a story to share with us and others across the country and the world. The story of the Kitchen Garden. The group has… Continue
Added by loi Kirui on March 5, 2009 at 5:16pm —
Few days back I visited a Children Living with HIV/AIDS (CLHA) home In Andhra Pradesh, India. She is @@@@@ , 18 years old, AIDS Orphan, on ART and living with her 10 years old younger brother at Vijayawada. He is going for fruits wending at moving trains. She was matured physically but mentally retorted and staying alone at her home.
When I visited her home I interacted with her for much time with the support of field worker. That case… Continue
Added by Abraham Mutluri on March 4, 2009 at 5:16pm —
If we talking about youth, its not limited only in common youth that separated into two differences based on sex, which are female youth and male youth. But we have to remember also the differences of youth that based on gender or sexual orientation, where there are some youth identified as homosexual, lesbian, transgender etc. Especially for young transgender, it can't be forgot that they are among us and an integrated part of life.
Jakarta Communication Forum… Continue
Added by lulu on March 3, 2009 at 3:22pm —
« Tout changement de mentalité a toujours été difficile. Il ne s’opère pas du jour au lendemain mais avec un peu de volonté et de persévérance, on y arrive toujours »
Il y a environ deux années aujourd’hui, quelques ONG, écoles, associations et autres organisations à assises communautaires de la commune de Yolo dans la ville de Kinshasa se sont décidées, grâce au Salt, de créer une concertation des structures pour la compétence face au sida. Elles se rencontrent tous les premiers… Continue
Added by Ngabala Eric on March 2, 2009 at 3:16pm —
The HIV/AIDS pandemic in India is making the children and aged more vulnerable with middle generation succumbing to AIDS. Hence this has a long-term impact on national and state economic scenario. The current challenge for the nation is “Orphaning” of the children where the 55% grannies are taking care of them. The emotional bond between the grannies and grand children is making them mutually dependent and supportive.
Herewith i am adding the few of the voices… Continue
Added by Abraham Mutluri on February 28, 2009 at 3:14pm —
Sun, sea, sand, hospitable people, a tourist's paradise...That's only part of the story. The other part is of a region uncomfortable with open discussion on sexuality. This has made grasping HIV by the throat, rather difficult. A highly conservative region with a proliferation of religions, this Region bears the excesses permissible at Carnival time but is uncomfortable with discussion on the right to quality health care of its soi-disant hidden populations - sex workers, men who have sex with… Continue
Added by bernice Maria Obasi on February 26, 2009 at 8:49pm —
Hey friends, I wrote two articles after the Knowledge Fair and I want to share them. Hope they get out ok!
Comments are welcome!
Added by lesley on February 25, 2009 at 5:48pm —
I am so glad that I was able to make it to the International knowledge Fair (IKF) because it was a great eye opener for me. I used to think that I care for the community I work with. Here I learnt that I need to care for humanity. Though at intellectual level I am aware of it, I understand I need to go long way to be into it. The IKF gave me a firsthand experience to witness it in reality and to be a part of that experience.
When I reflect on my bonding with my community I see many… Continue
Added by M.L. Prabakar on February 25, 2009 at 12:36am —
This was supposed to be the opening speech for the Chiang Mai gay pride march that was canceled by force by so called Red Shirt supporters of the ousted and exiled Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra .
The confrontation does not bode well for QGBLT rights in Thailand or the supposed rule of law as dozens of police stood by and did nothing as the gay community were intimidated by the thugs who prevented the peaceful march of community solidarity to take… Continue
Added by Greg Gray on February 24, 2009 at 10:57am —
HI All this is a very useful document for communities and has worked well I believe in Africa - worth sharing with Aids Comeptence members here online
The Strategies for Hope Trust is delighted to announce the availability of
'Stepping Stones PLUS', a supplement to the 'Stepping Stones' workshop
manual originally published in 1995.
'Stepping Stones PLUS' consists of numerous new exercises for existing
sessions, and new… Continue
Added by Greg Gray on February 24, 2009 at 10:03am —