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SRH, HIV and Rights

Coalition Based Advocacy Project- Building the Capacity of People Living with HIV and Sexual Minorities in Odisha and West Bengal to Advance their Health and Rights

This project aims to improve health equity for sexual minorities and People Living with HIV (PLHIV), particularly with regards to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV/AIDS, and in line with the provisions made in National AIDS Control Program-III (NACP-III), National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), and the Reproductive and Child Health Program – Phase II. The project achieves this through the empowerment of sexual minorities and PLHIV in Odisha and West Bengal to know, promote, and exact their rights to life and health as written in the Indian Constitution.. Read More..


Project Pehchan

India HIV/AIDS Alliance is the Principal Recipient (PR) of a five year program funded through The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Round 9. The program, Project Pehchān, in Hindi means “identity,” “recognition,” or “acknowledgement.” Project Pehchān was launched in October 2010 with an aim to halt and reverse the HIV epidemic amongst MSM, TG and Hijra (MTH) communities in India. The project is being implemented in partnership with 5 Sub – Recipients (SRs) namely Humsafar Trust (HST), Solidarity and Action against the HIV Infection in India (SAATHII), South India AIDS Action Programme (SIAAP), Sangama, and Alliance India Andhra Pradesh (AIAP). The program operates by developing and strengthening the programmatic, organizational, and institutional capacity of 200 sub sub recipients (SSRs) of MSM/TG/Hijra Community Based Organizations (CBOs) across 17 states, which allows for outreach to more than 4.5 Lakh MSM, TG and Hijra community members. Project Pehchān, via the CBOs, enables the MTH communities access key sexual and reproductive health (SRH) and HIV services. Project Pehchān is unique in its design and approach, as it is community-driven and focuses on advocacy and policy activities to create an enabling environment that offers easier access to services for MSM, TG and Hijra populations. Read More..


Project Sashakt: MSM, Hijra and TG Community Systems Strengthening In partnership with India HIV/AIDS Alliance, and funded by UNDP

Project Sashakt, carried out from September 2009 to February 2011, aimed to strengthen the community systems that benefit men who have sex with men (MSM), Hijra and transgender (TG) communities in India. It served as an initiative to pilot a larger five-year project. Work began in December 2009 through a baseline study in Bishnupur district, which involved the community based organizations (CBO) Maruploi Foundation, which acted as the local leader of the project. A pre-TI program implementation in Bishnupur district involved mapping of community, counseling, and referral services. Read More..


Study: Young Women-Life Choices and Livelihoods in Urban Areas

PThe program aims to address the needs of young women in urban areas in four slum communities of Asansol and Siliguri, both urban areas in West Bengal, as part of a situational analysis. The aim of the overall scoping study will be to gather information through desk research, interviews, focus group discussions (FGDs) and partner engagement that will then inform program development. It is expected that the research will be distributed to external audiences in order to contribute to the broader discourse on young urban women, as well as interventions to address the barriers to receiving all of their rights. -Read More..