Our Country Projects
Seke Project: A Cultural Approach to Addressing HIV, and Women Rights in Southern African Communities
Women's Project: Addressing the Interlinkages Between Culture, Gender Based Violence, HIV and AIDS and Women’s Rights
SAfAIDS in recognition of the plight of the Zimbabwean child is carrying out a pilot project whose goal is to locate children's rights within the fundamental values of the people of Zimbabwe, while supporting the child to realize its full potential and sense of belonging through dialogue with communities. SAfAIDS intends to carry out a series of dialogues to explore how child rights are perceived, respected, fulfilled and protected in their own context. This information will be used to develop an appropriate model for dealing with children's rights issues in African communities and will be used as a basis for holistic HIV and AIDS programming using a culturally relevant child rights approach.
Supporting Zambia’s Advocacy Campaign for People Living with HIV and AIDS
Officially launched on 29th May, 2009 and fully operational since then, the central hub is situated at SAfAIDS premises in Lusaka. Establishment of the advocacy hub was inspired by little/lack of coordination of HIV and AIDS advocacy efforts around the country. As part of a key component of the Community Preparedness Project, which SAfAIDS Zambia is implementing, pools of activists and advocates have been trained in Advocacy Skills to implement successful campaigns, but despite this achievement in building the capacity of these advocates, a wide gap still exists for implementation of a well coordinated campaign. This has led to, among other things, little recognition of advocacy efforts, achievements and low participation of stakeholders in advocacy activities.