Celebrating Community Leadership and Action On AIDS
2014 Red Ribbon Award Winners

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Prevention of sexual transmission

Action pour la Lutte contre l’Ignorance du SIDA (ALCIS) (Democratic Republic of Congo) is a community-based organization founded in 1999 to prevent sexual transmission of HIV/AIDS among young people and men who have sex with men in the context of sex work. It is the only organization in the Democratic Republic of Congo to organize sex workers and MSM into solidarity committees which represent a collective and cooperative entity.

Marsa Sexual Health Centre (Lebanon) provides marginalized sexually active youth, women, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transsexual, intersex, and queer (LGBTIQ) individuals and people living with HIV full access to their sexual and reproductive health rights. Since March 2011 Marsa has offered over 2000 services for its community in Lebanon.


Prevention among/by people who use drugs

Ehyaye Hayyate Sarmad (Iran) is best known for its “Red Ribbon Prison” project that provided addiction treatment for drug users and workshops on sexual and reproductive health education. Ehyaye Hayyate Sarmad is one of the first organisations in Iran to work in the field of harm reduction and HIV in the prison system.

Dristi Nepal (Nepal) promotes, prevents, and supports women who use drugs in Nepal with services for women. The organization is run by women who have past experiences with drugs to be dedicated to reducing the harms associated with drug use through advocacy, treatment, and support to current female drug users.


Treatment, care and support

Life Concern Organization (LICO) (Malawi) helps to improve the health and development of marginalised and vulnerable populations in Malawi. Since February 2009, LICO has worked to empower and lead an engaged community that can make informed decisions in the Rumphi District of Northern Malawi.

Cherkassy Regional Branch of All-Ukrainian Network of PLWHA (Ukraine) started as a self-help group to aid HIV positive community. Over the past 12 years, the organization has worked to create systematic changes at the regional level to improve the quality of life through treatment, diagnosis and accompaniment for people living with HIV.


Advocacy and human rights

Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) (Guyana) is dedicated to the eradication of homophobia in Guyana and throughout the Caribbean. SASOD has worked to repeal discriminatory Guyanese laws, change local attitudes about the LGBT community and end discrimination in the government, workplace and community.

Perssaudaraan Korban Napza Indonesia (PKNI) (Indonesia) is a leading national network representing the common priorities of 25 self-organised drug user groups across 19 provinces in Indonesia. PKNI was established in 2006 to address stigma, violence, discrimination and violations of human rights towards people who use drugs.


Stopping new HIV infections in children and keeping mothers alive, women's health

Girl Child Counseling Women Group (G.C.C.W.G) (Kenya) is a grass roots women group that focuses on bringing together all community members to address the high rate of new HIV/AIDS infections among women of child bearing age in the Matunda, Kenya region. The group vision is “A HIV free generation in the Matunda location.”

A.C. Mujeres Unidas por la Salud (Venezuela) was created as a non-governmental organization (NGO) in Venezuela in 2003 and is led by 35 women. Over the past seven years it has become an organisation of reference at the national level for women with HIV as a result of their efforts. MUSAS provides spaces where women can receive counseling, information and support.


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