The Strategies for Hope Trust (SFHT) is a charity based in the UK which works in collaboration with many organisations in Africa, Asia, North America and the Caribbean. The SFHT began in 1989 with the aim of promoting positive thinking and practical action in the field of HIV/AIDS care, support and prevention, particularly in Sub-Saharazn Africa. It produces manuals, books and films about ways in which communities can address the challenges of the global HIV epidemic. In the past this was a project of ActionAid, and of Teaching-Aids at Low Cost. Since July 2003, however, the project has been managed by the Strategies for Hope Trust, a not-for-profit organisation.
Alfabetas is an Argentine non-governmental organisation dedicated to creating spaces for the communal, academic, scientific and professional exchange of multidisciplinary knowledge related to sex, sexuality and sexual health. Alfabetas facilitates workshops in Rosario, Sante Fe, in Argentina, and focuses on the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experiences related to topics such as human rights, bodies, gender and desire.
Please note that Alfabetas' website is currently in Spanish only.
Forum for Human Rights and Public Health-Nepal (Friendship-Nepal) is a non-governmental, non-partisan, non-profit independent public interest organization. Friendship-Nepal works on issues such as human rights, children's rights and education, the environment, public health and preventive health care and support in relation to HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, hepatitis, chronic diseases and drug abuse. Friendship-Nepal works with marginalized and socially excluded communities and individuals, such as those who have been uprooted or displaced, or those who are specially-abled, with a special focus on women, children and elderly people. It is dedicated to working in suburban and rural areas where needs are particularly significant. Friendship-Nepal maintains formal working relationships with national and international human rights and public health organizations.
Friendship-Nepal was officially registered in 2006, and the current team consists of seven board members, including social workers, a human rights activist, a community health worker, teachers and journalists.
The Asia Pacific Coalition on Male Sexual Health (APCOM) is a tripartite coalition that involves the governments of the region (including the donors and funding support agencies), the communities in the region, and technical experts (both within the UN system and otherwise) to address the deep concerns felt over the growing HIV prevalence among men who have sex with men in the region.
The Naz Foundation International (NFI) is an international non-governmental organisation with the primary aim of improving the sexual health and human rights of marginalised men who have sex with men, their partners and families in South Asia and elsewhere.
Men Aginst Violence and Abuse (MAVA) is the first men's organisation in India directly intervening in gender-based violence against women. MAVA's vision is to have a gender-just society, where men and women live in harmony and with self-repsect, by providing spaces for mutual growth and well-being. MAVA's mission is to bring about social change, particularly in traditional, male-dominated attitudes and help stop or prevent violence and abuse of women by working primarily with men.
The Fundación para Estudio e Investigación de la Mujer (Foundation for the Study and Research of Women) is a non-governmental organisation created in 1989 by a group of professional women who specialise in gender. Its objective is to develop research, studies, programs, projects, courses, and other activities in order to improve the social, work-related, legal, political, economic, and health conditions of women in Argentina. The foundation works on a variety of issues, including sexual and reproductive health, sexuality and HIV/AIDS.
The Foundation's website is available in Spanish only.
Balance Promoción para el Desarrollo y Juventud is a Mexican civil association founded in 1995 by a group of activists committed to the issued associated with human rights, young people, gender, sexuality and sexual health. Their mission is to promote and strengthen public policies in favour of the sexual rights of women and young people, from a perspective that recognises differences in gender, sex, culture, sexual identity and generation.
The Asian-Pacific Resource & Research Centre for Women (ARROW) is committed to promoting and protecting women's health rights and needs, particularly in the area of women's sexuality and reproductive health.
ARROW was formally established in 1993 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as a regional non-profit and non-governmental organisation concerned with ensuring that development policies and plans influencing women's health status included women's and gender perspectives. ARROW's vision is for women in Asia and the Pacific to be better able to define and control their lives, particularly in the area of women's health and rights.
The AIDS Legal Network (ALN) is a non-governmental human rights organisation based in Cape Twon, South Africa.
The ALN is committed to the promotion, protection and realisation of fundamental rights and freedoms of people living with and affected by HIV and AIDS through capacity building, education and training, research, networking, campaigning, lobbying and advocacy activities.
A main goal of the ALN is to address discriminatory practices and attitudes, to promote behavioural change and to facilitate a holistic human rights-based response to HIV and AIDS.