Integrating Stigma Reduction Into HIV Programming: Lessons from the Africa Regional Stigma Training Programme

International HIV/AIDS Alliance, The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD)


The aim of this tool is to present different examples of stigma reduction activities that have been integrated into HIV programs for long-term impact and sustainability. These examples have been taken from organizations and programs around Africa.

Type of Document:
This document illustrates lessons learned from implementing the toolkit Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma across Africa (See Tool 58 in this inventory for the tool itself.) Understanding and Challenging HIV Stigma was written for and by HIV trainers in Africa.

Audience Intended:
The toolkit has been designed to help trainers plan and organize educational sessions with community leaders, or organize groups to raise awareness and promote practical action to challenge HIV stigma and discrimination. It may be useful to those designing stigma reduction programs, usually in training courses or workplace and community activities. It could also be useful for policymakers and state program planners.

Population Experiencing Stigma and/or Discrimination:

Stigma and/or Discrimination:
Heavily stigma, often connected, a few separate references to discrimination.

Assess and/or Address:

The range of examples shared here illustrate how stigma interventions can be tailored to fit many contexts.

Useful stigma reduction methodology.

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