Positive Protection! Empowering Women Affected by HIV to Protect their Rights at Health Care Settings

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), National Federation of Women Living with HIV and AIDS, The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV/AIDS (APN+)


The PDFs of this tool are:

1. Training Manual – Participants’ Handbook (English)
2. Training Manual – Facilitator’s Background Information (English)
3. Training Manual – Facilitator’s Guide (English)
4. Training Manual – Participant’s Handbook (In Nepali)
5. Training Manual – Facilitator’s Background Information (In Nepali)
6. Training Manual – Facilitator’s Guide (In Nepali)”

To empower women affected by HIV in Nepal with the information, attitudes and skills they need to ensure that their rights are respected when they seek sexual and reproductive health care services and to seek justice if they are violated.

Type of Document:
Toolkit and training, divided into three modules: (1) “Know Your Epidemic! Know Your Rights!” provides an overview of the HIV epidemic in Nepal and introduces the sexual and reproductive health rights of women affected by HIV at health care settings. (2) “Seeking Justice” provides information on how women affected by HIV can seek justice if their rights are violated. (3) “Community Mobilisation: Doing It for Ourselves!” leads participants through a community mobilization process which culminates in the development of an action plan to address problems that lead to the violation of the rights of women affected by HIV in sexual and reproductive health care settings.

Audience Intended
Networks, community-based organizations, non-governmental organizations and international agencies working with women affected by HIV to provide training to women affected by HIV.

Populations Experiencing
Women and girls living with HIV; Female sex workers; Female drug users; Transgender women; Women in sero-discordant relationships; Female

Stigma and/or Discrimination:
partners of men with high-risk behaviours (for example, who are clients of sex workers, use drugs, have sex with men, are migrants).

Stigma and/or Discrimination:
Both, and generally connected.

Assess and/or Address:

If delivered as one workshop, it will take four days. It can be delivered as three consecutive modules in separate workshops.

Nepal focus. Participant’s book includes background on relevant national law, and worksheets forms that function as tools for documenting rights violations etc. Available in English and Nepali. Adapted for use with all key populations in Cambodia.

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