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  1. HIV/AIDS and Education: A Toolkit for Ministries of Education

    In 2002, UNESCO Bangkok developed an advocacy kit targeted at middle- and senior level officials of Ministries of Education, aimed at the promotion of HIV/AIDS preventive education and increasing awareness of the impact of HIV/AIDS on the education sector in South East Asia. The project was implemented with funds granted by UNAIDS. …

  2. A handbook on best practices regarding HIV and AIDS for people with disabilities: services, policy advocacy, programming

    The goal of this handbook is to highlight some of the best practices around the world in HIV/AIDS services, programmes and policies for people with disabilities. This handbook is primarily aimed at organizations involved in or intending to be involved in programming and advocacy to influence or to develop policy and programmes in HIV/AIDS service delivery for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). This includes both mainstream HIV/AIDS organizations, and those working primarily with/for people with disabilities. …

  3. Mentoring guide about HIV and AIDS

    The issue of HIV and AIDS is a serious global issue that affects girls and boys, women and men, from all communities. Girls and women are particularly vulnerable to contracting HIV which can develop into AIDS. This guide for mentoring contains important information about HIV and AIDS related to young women and girls. The guide also provides ideas for talking about HIV and AIDS with the girls you are mentoring, and ideas for sharing the right information through activities and discussion questions.

  4. Rising to the Challenge. Health Policy Initiative Helps HIV-positive Teachers Tackle Stigma and Discrimination in Kenya

    While HIV-related stigma is a challenge throughout Kenyan society, it has rendered certain groups particularly vulnerable. Teachers have been acutely stigmatized because of their positions of trust in the society. Teachers living with HIV have been wrongfully dismissed, interdicted (officially barred from performing their teaching duties), or forced to resign their posts because of their status. Recently, this situation has begun to change, in part, due to the efforts of networks of teachers living with and affected by HIV. …

  5. ICT as the new red ribbon: hot or not? Results of the BELSPO research into digital strategies for HIV and AIDS campaigning in a South African university context

    This research conducted at the University of the Western Cape (UWC) aimed to gain insights into the way in which new technologies could be employed in the fight against HIV and AIDS in a tertiary education context. The overall research question for this case study was: Are new technologies, with their unique characteristics like interactivity and anonymity, appropriate media for innovative HIV and AIDS campaigns in a university context? In other words, are new technologies, computers and the internet in particular, appropriate media for stimulating dialogue and fighting the AIDS fatigue?

  6. VIH/SIDA Infancia y adolescencia en América Latina y el Caribe

    Este documento es un paquete informativo sobre infancia, adolescencia y VIH/SIDA en América Latina y el Caribe producido por la UNICEF en 2005. Constituye una herramienta que pretende poner al alcance de los responsables de la toma de decisiones políticas, medios de comunicación, contrapartes, gobiernos locales, niños, niñas, adolescentes y personas interesadas en el tema, información sobre el impacto de la epidemia en la región, así como las acciones que UNICEF y sus aliados emprenden para fortalecer la repuesta nacional, local y de las comunidades ante el VIH/SIDA. …

  7. Sbornik materialov po itogam realizacii programmy "Poleznaja privivka", razrabotannoj Proektom Hope, v Saxalinskoj oblasti. Janvar' - Maj 2007

    This document consists in a collection of contributions presented by the participants of a conference held in 2007 and dedicated to the implementation's outcomes of the programme "Useful Inoculation" in the Sakhalin Region. This programme was developed within the project "Healthy Russia 2020" and implemented in several secondary schools of five Russian regions. Its aim is to develop life skills that will allow learners to prevent from HIV and avoid drug use, and also to show empathy and support towards people living with HIV and AIDS. …

  8. A Report of the School/Community Linkages in HIV and AIDS at Serenje Boma Basic and Kafue Day High School

    This is a report of the situation analysis, needs assessment and advocacy activities of the community/school linkages in HIV/AIDS carried out at Serenje Boma Basic and Kafue Day High Schools.Under coordination of the Zambia National Commission for UNESCO, Zambia was selected to take part in the School/Community linkages in HIV/AIDS whose main objective was to strengthen the links between schools and communities in the fight against HIV/AIDS. For this purpose, Serenje Boma Basic and Kafue Day High School were sampled for the programme. …

  9. HIV Preventive Education Information Kit for School Teachers

    The HIV Preventive Education Information Kit for School Teachers is an attempt to provide teachers and teacher trainees with the basic information that they should know when teaching young people about HIV and AIDS. With HIV expanding across Asia, there is an urgent need to equip teachers with the knowledge and skills to play an effective role in HIV preventive education.

  10. Advocacy intervention package: prevention of HIV/AIDS among young people

    This publication is prepared by Aidcom with the assistance from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) under the Regional Project on Advocacy for HIV/AIDS Prevention Among Young People in Asia and the Pacific. This Advocacy Intervention Package has been designed for Programme Managers who wish to understand what evidence-based advocacy is. It helps them to define, develop and implement an advocacy strategy, as well as talks about how to join forces with others with similar concerns. The Advocacy Package consists of five Chapters. …

  11. Faith community responses to HIV/AIDS : integrating reproductive health and HIV/AIDS for NGOs, FBOs and CBOs Vol.II

    This manual contains basic information about HIV/AIDS and different ways in which the faith community can respond including teaching, counseling, IEC, and advocacy. The curriculum was developed to provide an overview of the HIV pandemic to Christian clergy, religious leaders, laity and church groups, and to sensitize participants of 1994 International Conference on Population and development in Cairo about the current issues and challenges that PLWHA face. The curriculum was designed to assist a trainer in delivering a five-day workshop. It is divided into seven chapters. …

  12. Advocacy: building skills for NGO leaders

    The manual is meant for trainers to improve NGO leaders advocacy skills with regard to reproductive health issues. Based on the participatory training approach, the manual introduces the basic principles of advocacy in the format of a three-day workshop design. The workshop includes six sessions on the following aspects of advocacy: overview of advocacy, advocacy issues, objectives and power dynamics, strategic communication - audience analysis, message development and delivery, building networks and coalitions, and advocacy implementation plan.

  13. How to create an effective communication project: using the AIDSCAP strategy to develop successful behavior change interventions

    The handbook guides you through the development of behaviour change communication (BCC) projects using a strategy developed by the AIDS Control and Prevention (AIDSCAP) Project of Family Health International. The strategy is illustrated by the Communication Pyramid including the following components: risk factors, target audience, desired behaviour and attitude changes, initial planning, messages, communication channels and media, pre-testing, and interventions to reach the audience.

  14. How to conduct effective pretests: ensuring meaningful BCC messages and materials

    The handbook is meant to help field level planners and implementors conduct simple, effective pretests of BCC materials for HIV/AIDS prevention.

  15. Assessment and monitoring of BCC interventions: reviewing the effectiveness of BCC interventions

    The handbook is meant to help planners and implementors look at the effectiveness of the Behaviour Change Communication (BCC) HIV/AIDS prevention interventions. Implementors can use the handbook to monitor while the planners can use it as a planning tool since the handbook highlights important points for the design and development effective BCC programming.

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