24 Aug 2012 Project Faith – Fostering AIDS Initiatives That Heal
A project by the Ecumenical Commission for Human Development Pakistan
By James Rehmat, Head of Programs, ECHD
|The Ecumenical Commission for Human Development in Pakistan developed a project to bring together Christian, Muslim, Hindu, and Sikh leaders in Lahore to reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV and AIDS. The Project was supported by WACC.
The project’s intervention strategies included capacity building on HIV and AIDS; facilitating inter-faith dialogue; community interactive theatre; inter-faith summit for youth and religious leaders.
Over 500 youth, religious leaders, people living with HIV and AIDS, media, government and civil society representatives were trained on HIV, AIDS, stigma and discrimination. They were equipped with various skills to successfully play leadership roles on HIV stigma reduction in grassroots communities. Read more…