Understanding and challenging HIV stigma
Toolkit for action
Evidence from an ICRW-led multi-country study in Ethiopia, Tanzania, Vietnam and Zambia shows that the key causes and consequences of HIV/AIDS-related stigma have many more similarities than differences across contexts. Using research findings and lessons learned, ICRW worked with various partners to create a stigma-reduction toolkit.
The original toolkit, developed by ICRW and the CHANGE project, is a collection of participatory educational exercises to raise awareness and promote action to challenge HIV stigma. Trainers can select from the exercises to plan their own courses for different target groups, including AIDS professionals and community groups. The aim is to help people at all levels understand stigma and develop strategies to challenge stigma and discrimination.
A revised edition builds on the original toolkit and includes the experience of the International HIV/AIDS Alliance’s Regional Stigma Training Project. New modules address stigma as it relates to treatment, children and youth, and men who have sex with men.
Download the revised toolkit by module:
Introduction & Module A: Naming the problem
Module B: More understanding, less fear &
Module C: Sex, morality, shame and blame
Module D: The family and stigma &
Module E: Home-based care and stigma
Module F: Coping with stigma &
Module G: Treatment and stigma
Module H: MSM and stigma
Module I: Children and stigma
Module J: Young people and stigma
Moving to Action Module
Download the original toolkit: