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PROJECTS HIV & AIDS Caribbean Dominica - "Take it to the road" project

Dominica - "Take it to the road" project

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La Cour des Arts de la Dominique inc. is undertaking a project aiming to reduce stigma and discrimination towards individuals living with HIV and AIDS in Dominica.

Who's involved?

Project leader: Gloria Septra Augustus

 Lead organisation: La Cour des Arts de la Dominique

Other organisations: National HIV/AIDS response programme; Ministries of Health and Education

Timeframe: September-December 2011 

Objectives:

 

  • To keep information, debate and discussion on issues of HIV updated, to help to reduce the incidence of HIV and the level of human rights violations against persons infected and affected by HIV;
  • To provide comprehensive HIV education through youth friendly exercises;
  • To generate a culture of peer education using skills and talents of youth;
  • To improve the efficiency of youth action for HIV reduction;
  • To increase the number of youth advocating for HIV issues with emphasis on human rights aspects.

 

 

 Activities:

  • Screening the film “It Only Takes One” in local schools;
  • Research on the myths and misconceptions of HIV and the relevance of human rights and their positive impact on people living with HIV/AIDS;
  • The preparation of a short drama show incorporating song and dance relating to HIV and AIDS;
  • The organisation of a debate to spark discussion among students founded on a human rights based approach of respecting the integrity of people living with HIV/AIDS.

Downloads:

Project proposal [.doc] 

 

Final Report[.pdf]

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