Brighton: International HIV/AIDS Alliance, 2007. 61 p.
International HIV/AIDS Alliance
Academy for Educational Development, AED
International Center for Research on Women, ICRW
This toolkit is a revised version of a research project on "Understanding HIV-related stigma and resulted discrimination" that was conducted in Ethiopia, Tanzania and Zambia from 2001 to 2003. The research was implemented by the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW). The first edition was developed by the CHANGE Project AED and ICRW in partnership with the research institutions and NGOs. The present edition was revised by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance country office in Zambia, building on the original toolkit, and includes experiences of the Alliance's Regional Stigma training Project, which has introduced the toolkit to many countries in Africa through a training of trainers and networking process.
This picture booklet is part of a toolkit written for and by HIV trainers. The toolkit has been designed to help trainers plan and organise educational sessions with community leaders or organised groups. It consists in a collection of participatory training exercises to help people at all levels understand stigma - what it means, why it is an important issue, what its root causes are - and develop strategies to challenge stigma and discrimination. The present document contains pictures that are intended to be photocopied by the facilitator and used alongside the exercises: general stigma pictures and Rights pictures. The general stigma pictures show different forms of stigma or discrimination and are used as a starting point for a discussion. They can be used as a set or as individual pictures for specific exercises. They include pictures showing the stigma that some children face. Each of the Rights pictures represents a human right - the rights to health care, to have children, etc. They show how people should be treated, whether living with HIV or not - the right to be accepted, loved, cared for, have safe sex, have children, be provided with food, medicine, clothing, shelter, etc. The pictures can be used in exercises which focus on rights, stigma and advocacy.
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