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From the front line : the impact of social, legal and judicial impediments to sexual health promotion, and HIV and AIDS related care and support for males who have sex with males in Bangladesh and India

MULJI, Kim
Ed
2006

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This is the report of a study to explore social justice issues concerning men who have sex with men, in Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Lucknow, Pune and Dhaka, and the human rights violations faced by them, and analyse how this impacts upon their vulnerability to sexually transmitted infections, including HIV. It is part of a larger project to develop strategies to reduce the impact of stigma, discrimination and harassment men who have sex with men face on HIV risk reduction programmes directed at them

Zip zip my brain harts

BUCKLAND, Angela
et al
2006

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This book contains photographs by Angela Buckland interspersed with text by researchers interested in disability issues. Its aim is to..."increase public awareness of the needs and human rights of disabled people and their families"

Tough choices : disability and social security in South Africa | Disability and social change : a South African agenda

SWARTZ, Leslie
SCHNEIDER, Marguerite
2006

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This resource investigates disability and social change in South Africa. Specifically, it asserts that the biggest barrier to the full participation of disabled people in South African society is discrimination. In line with the social model of disability, this work further claims that societal attitudes hinder access to safe, accessible and affordable transport, employment and HIV and AIDS programmes

People with disabilities | Social injustice and public health

GROCE, Nora Ellen
2006

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The primary issues faced by people with disabilities are not only specific impairments but also the social stigma, reduced access to resources and poverty that limit their full potential. Social justice cannot be achieved unless people with disabilities - among the poorest and most marginalised - are fully included

Inside voices : CBR workers stories

OKUNE, Joan
Ed
2006

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This book is an output from three CBR writing workshops held in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi with the aim to facilitate the capacity of CBR workers to communicate their experiences thus increasing documentation of CBR practices in Africa. The book contains articles based on participants’ experience of CBR and is useful to anyone interested in CBR experiences in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi

Disablist Britain : barriers to independent living for disabled people in 2006

MILLER, Paul
GILLINSON, Sarah
HUBER, Julia
January 2006

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This report draws on qualitative and quantitative evidence to portray the extent of institutional discrimination in services for health, rehabilitation, welfare, employment, built environment, media coverage and education. It also addresses societal stigma and its impact on disabled peoples lack of access to goods and services. This report would be useful for anyone with an interest in human rights and approaches to disability issues

Programming for HIV prevention in South African schools : a report on program implementation

REDDY, Priscilla
SHEGS, James
MCCAULEY, Ann
December 2005

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This is an evaluation study conducted in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa. It provides insights into whether learners who participated in a fact-based, interactive course had more knowledge about HIV risks, prevention, and care practices; more positive attitudes toward prevention practices and people living with HIV and AIDS; and a higher prevalence of reported safe behaviours, than comparable learners who did not participate in the course

STEP : an intervention to address the issue of stigma related to leprosy in southern Nepal

CROSS, Hugh
CHOUDHARY, Ramesh
December 2005

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"This paper focuses primarily on the extent to which a Stigma Elimination Programme (STEP) affected the social participation of people affected by leprosy in southern Nepal. The Participation Scale (popularly known as The P Scale) was applied to compare leprosy affected people who participated in STEP groups with a control group comprising leprosy affected people who lived in villages where STEP had not been implemented"
Leprosy Review, Vol 76, Issue 4

Positive voices : religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS

BYAMUGISHA, Gideon
WILLIAMS, Glen
October 2005

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Churches and other faiths have often reacted with uneasiness to the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and at times even reinforced stigma, denial and discrimination. This booklet, through the voices and experiences of 12 religious leaders, Christian and Muslim, attempts to 'break the silence' and to show that the acceptance of the experience of the disease can enhance communities' religious and spiritual life. This document is aimed primarily at church leaders, faith-based NGOs, national and international religious networks, but can also be useful to those who want to explore the issue of HIV/AIDS and its impact on faith communities

Rights passages from 'near death' to 'new life' : AIDS activism and treatment testimonies in South Africa

ROBINS, Steven
October 2005

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This paper investigates how the moral politics of AIDS activism in South Africa are contributing towards new forms of biological/health citizenship that are concerned with both rights-based struggles and creating collectively shared meanings of the extreme experiences of illness and stigmatisation of individuals living with AIDS. The paper argues that it is precisely the extremity of 'near death' experiences of full blown AIDS, and the profound stigma and 'social death' associated with the later stages of the disease that produce the conditions for AIDS survivors commitment to 'new life' and social activism. It is the activist mediation and re-telling of these traumatic experiences that facilitates AIDS activist commitment and grassroots mobilisation. It is the profound negativity of stigma and social death that animates the activist's construction of a new positive HIV-positive identity and understanding of what it means to be a citizen-activist and member of a social movement

Working report measuring HIV stigma : results of a field test in Tanzania

TANZANIA STIGMA-INDICATORS FIELD TEST GROUP
June 2005

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This is the working report of a project that builds expressly on the findings of the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW) and its partners in a multi-country study on stigma and on the Horizons and POLICY Project work on stigma and HIV. The specific aim of this project is to examine, test and validate selected stigma indicators in Tanzania as a first step to coming up with a set indicators that can reliably assess stigma in a given setting and measure progress in reducing it

Community based rehabilitation practices and alleviation of poverty of people with disabilities in Bangladesh

ALAM, Khandakar Jahurul
BARI, Nazmul
KHAN, Masudul Abedin
June 2005

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This paper presents a problem analysis of the current issues for disabled people in Bangladesh. It also analyses critical issues and details further needs for community based rehabilitation and poverty alleviation. It is useful for people interested in community based rehabilitation in Bangladesh
Workshop on Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Poverty Alleviation of Persons with Disabilities
Bangkok, Thailand
5 July 2005

On the margins : violence against women with disabilities

NAIDU, Ereshnee
et al
April 2005

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This report explores why disabled women are more susceptible to violence then non-disabled women. It further examines how service providers respond to their needs, and the barriers associated with accessing proper assistance. The authors also investigate the role of government in providing health services that provide equal and adequate support. This work tackles issues of social isolation, stigma, and human rights

Psychosocial support training manual

WALKER, Lynn
2005

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This document recognises that psychosocial support for children affected by HIV and AIDS is as important as responding to their material needs. It explores children's experience of loss and grief, and suggests ways to deal with aggressive behaviour and to overcome stigma and discrimination. Some of the topics discussed are accompanied by useful handouts. It is designed as a training tool for professionals working directly with children or in community building projects

Has disability been mainstreamed into development cooperation?

ALBERT, Bill
DUBE, A K
RIIS-HANSEN, Trine Cecilie
2005

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This document assesses how successfully USAIDS, World Bank, NORAD and DFID policies on disability mainstreaming have been implemented. It identifies five main reasons for the lack of progress in disability equality: lack of broad institutional support for mainstreaming; failure to communicate policy; failure to break down traditional attitudes to disability; need for practical guidance; inadequate resources. It calls for the adoption of a more radical approach, based on the recognition of disability as a human rights issue, and mainstreaming as a means to self-empowerment and self-determination

Guidelines for reducing stigma and discrimination and enhanacing care and support for people living with HIV and AIDS

KHAN, Naira
LOEWENSON, Rene
2005

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In many communities, stigma and fear of discrimination often exacerbate the impact of the AIDS epidemic and prevent people living with HIV (PLWH) from accessing support services. This document, commissioned by SANASO, and incorporating inputs from faith-based organisations, union representatives, people living with HIV and the media, examines how to address stigma and discrimination in key settings of social life, such as the family, the workplace, faith-based organisations, and the media. It suggests good practices, policies or behavioural changes which should foster a supportive environment for PLWH and improve the general response to HIV and AIDS

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