Community Awareness Program on HIV & AIDS

Community Awareness Program on HIV & AIDS

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The project aimed to enhance & sensitize the community on the HIV-AIDS prevention & gender dynamics in 2 districts of Sindh & Punjab. Community sessions were conducted with the communities keeping in view the gender balances. 4 awareness sessions with community members were arranged for 240 members, separate sessions for women particpants were conducted due to cultural sensitivity. 4 adolescents workshops and poster competions were held with students of different schools & colleges of Punjab. Capacity building of civil society members were developed through 5-Day ToT. The capacity building sessions help the participants to talk about the cultural taboos  linked with HIV-AIDS prevalance & get the actual knowledge of its cause & symptoms.

Duration of the project July 2012 – June 2013
Program Area Capacity Building Program (CBP)
Thematic Area(s) Health, Education
Cross Cutting Themes Gender, Protection
Implementation areas (Districts) Mirpurkhas, Sindh and Gujranwala, Punjab – Pakistan
Total Beneficiaries 730 Direct and 4,380 Indirect
Description of Beneficiaries
  • 240 Community members
  • 465 Adolescents
  • 25 Staff of rural organizations
Type of Intervention Awareness Raising, workshops, poster competitions, ToT