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  1. Fiji's inter-faith strategy on HIV and AIDS, 2013-2017

    Fiji’s ‘Inter-Faith Strategy on HIV & AIDS’ is an important tool to guide the response of faith based organisations to the issue of HIV & AIDS. The strategy document outlines key strengths of FBO’s in Fiji and provides strategic guidance to FBO’s to work collectively and with their respective congregations to promote good health and well-being of the people of Fiji. …

  2. Conflicting discourses of church youths on masculinity and sexuality in the context of HIV in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo

    Masculinity studies are fairly new and young churchgoers are an under-researched group in the current Congolese church context. In response to this knowledge gap, this paper attempts to explore discourses of young churchgoers from deprived areas of Kinshasa regarding masculinity and sexuality in the era of HIV. A series of 16 semi-structured interviews were conducted with unmarried young churchgoers from the Salvation Army, Protestant and Revival churches. The interviews were tape-recorded, transcribed verbatim and analysed using discourse analysis. …

  3. La sensibilisation contre le VIH/sida en Afrique de l'Ouest. Aspects linguistiques et communicatifs

    Le document est la restitution de la présentation d' un projet de recherche sur les aspects linguistiques et interactionnels de la sensibilisation contre le VIH/sida au Burkina Faso. Les recherches présentées s'inscrivent dans le cadre théorique de l'analyse de discours et de l'analyse interactionnelle. Sur le plan méthodologique, nous avons opté pour une approche empirique. Les données se composent de cours de formation pour futurs pairs éducateurs que nous avons enregistrés sur vidéo. …

  4. The protective role of religious coping in adolescents' responses to poverty and sexual decision-making in rural Kenya

    In this study, the authors explored how adolescents in rural Kenya apply religious coping in sexual decision-making in the context of high rates of poverty and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with 34 adolescents. One-third (13) reported religious coping related to economic stress, HIV, or sexual decision-making; the majority (29) reported religious coping with these or other stressors. …

  5. Predictors of sexual behaviour among church-going youths in Nairobi, Kenya: a cross-denominational study

    The autors surveyed church-going youths in Nairobi, Kenya, to investigate denominational differences in their sexual behaviour and to identify factors related to those differences. In comparison with youths attending mainline churches, the youths surveyed at Pentecostal/evangelical churches were less likely to have ever had sex. Furthermore, although male youths in the mainline churches were more likely than their female counterparts to have ever had sex, no such difference emerged between the male and female youths attending Pentecostal/evangelical churches. …

  6. Report on the Government and Faith Communities Consultation in HIV/AIDS

    The overall objective of the consultation was to initiate dialogue between Government and the Faith Communities and lay a foundation for an ongoing forum which should strengthen collaborative efforts in addressing the HIV-AIDS epidemic. Specifically the Consultation intended to: (a) Identify key issues and concerns in the national response to the epidemic, which offer common ground for collaborative work between Government and the Faith Communities. …

  7. HIV and Islam. Responsible religious response to HIV and AIDS in Malaysia

    The national response to the HIV and AIDS epidemic in Malaysia, which hits the predominantly Malay Muslim population hardest, calls for greater involvement of religious authorities to enhance the roles played by the public health sector and lateral grassroots partners in addressing the issues faced by people living with HIV (PLHIV) and other most-at-risk populations (MARP). …

  8. HIV Risk Factors among Moroccan and Turkish Same-Sex Attracted Youth in Amsterdam

    This report is the outcome of a month-long exploratory study on the main HIV risk factors among Moroccan and Turkish same-sex attracted (SSA) youth in Amsterdam. Data was obtained by way of interviews conducted with five experts, categorized as: academics, sexual and ethnic minority activists, and HIV professionals. Five main risk factors were determined: cultural differences; language barriers; stigma and taboo around sexuality and HIV within Islamic communities; socioeconomic marginalization; and lack of a positive term for same-sex sexual behavior and identity among the target group. …

  9. HIV and AIDS in Georgia: A Socio-Cultural Approach

    The current report is the first attempt at an in-depth analysis of the socio-cultural factors driving the HIV epidemic in Georgia and the socio-cultural resources that can be used in the response to the epidemic. In addition, it explores effective ways to communicate messages about HIV prevention to the population, and in particular youth, while keeping a balance between local culture and traditions, and innovative educational interventions.

  10. Facing AIDS. Education in the Context of Vulnerability HIV/AIDS. Study Document and Statement on HIV/AIDS

    This Study Guide contains a structured framework for group learning sessions, designed to help and resource group leaders who intend to undertake HIV/AIDS awareness building. The document is bases on a broad range of educational approaches, both theoretical and experimental, in order to be ecumenically acceptable. But as it is a general study resource, the suggestions and activities are bound to seem more appropriate for some culture than others. …

  11. Tackling the HIV Challenge in Sudan: The Way Forward

    The HIV/AIDS training workshop for Religious Leaders (RL) was conducted on 31 January 2009. The main objective is to mobilize for HIV/AIDS prevention, to raise awareness and sensitize religious leaders with regards to various aspects of the HIV epidemic, including stigma and discrimination, to become active agents in dealing with PLWH, and to incorporate HIV messages in their work in the UAE and the region. …

  12. Making It Happen: a guide to help your congregation do HIV/AIDS work

    Ce manuel est conçu pour aider les leaders des églises et des assemblées de fidèles à développer et mettre en oeuvre un projet (lancement, planification, exécution, suivi et évaluation) pour apporter une réponse concrète à certains des défis du VIH et du SIDA. Il propose également un exemple d'atelier.

  13. Time to talk: a guide to family life in the age of AIDS

    Ce manuel permet aux organisations confessionnelles et communautés d'avoir des discussions sur la vie de famille et les relations sexuelles dans le contexte global de l'épidémie de VIH. Il comprend des jeux de rôle, des jeux, des questionnaires, des discussions, des études de la Bible et autres exercices avec participation active.

  14. Community Action on HIV and AIDS

    This handbook is designed to help church leaders in dealing with social, cultural and economic issues related to the AIDS epidemic at community level. It contains sections on topics such as the sexual abuse of children, domestic violence, widow inheritance and property grabbing by relatives-issues which have been exacerbated in many African countries by the AIDS epidemic.

  15. Pastoral Action on HIV and AIDS

    This handbook contains guidelines for running a training course for churches on pastoral action in response to HIV and AIDS. It also includes case studies of the work of several leaders of Africa independent churches which have responded in particulary innovative ways to the challenges of the AIDS epidemic.

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