Celebrating Community Leadership and Action On AIDS
INA Foundation
kehpca_logoINA Foundation (New Zealand) secures and improves the lives of indigenous people living with HIV through solidarity: mobilizing, organizing, advocating, mentoring and raising consciousness on the issues that directly impact their lives regionally and internationally through greater attention on issues specific to indigenous people.


Introduction

INA Foundation is a non- governmental organization that was established as a legal body in 2008 to advocate strongly for the inclusion and leadership of the indigenous communities in the effort to end the AIDS epidemic, recognizing the importance of promoting indigenous rights, health and human rights as part of the undertaking. INA Foundation envisions a world where all people living with HIV live their lives free of gender and race oppression, realizing and claiming their full rights inclusive of sexual, reproductive, legal, economic and health rights. Their advocacy includes;

  • Ending stigma and discrimination
  • Promoting sexual and reproductive health and rights
  • Ending violence against people living with HIV and AIDS
  • Eliminating barriers to accessing safe/equitable treatment, as well as care and support as part of their vision and mission to improve the lives of people affected and infected with HIV & AIDS and improve the quality of information given to the community

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Partners

Profile in Brief
Organisation
INA Foundation
Region
New Zealand-Pacific Asia
Field of Work
Advocacy on human rights
Sexual and reproductive Health rights
Improving life of indigenous people
Global Advocacy for indigenous people
Populations Served
Young people in prisons
Women
People who use drugs
Children
Transgender
Sex Workers
Men who have sex with Men
Founded
2008
Staff
1 full-time staff, 2 part-time staff, and 20 volunteers
  • National MAC AIDS Fund
  • Donor Trust Waikato
  • Donor Ara Taiohi
  • UNAIDS
  • ICASO
  • International Indigenous HIV and AIDS Community
  • Donor Ministry of Health
  • AIDS Service Organizations and colleagues active regionally and internationally in communities of women living with HIV in the Asia Pacific region


Successes

  • Providing health promotion services and education to schools, tertiary education facilities and private businesses through peer support services for indigenous people living with HIV, as well as their families and friends. INA Foundation acknowledges and works respectfully with their vulnerable communities within indigenous populations, targeting their programmatic work with their key population.
  • They have completed research on indigenous people living with HIV and their aspirational goals advocating nationally, regionally and internationally for inclusion of Indigenous people at all levels. Indigenous people living with HIV have identified the need to have indigenous-led and indigenous focused programs and services. They have worked with INA Foundation to identify the gaps in all services and are working diligently to close these gaps.
  • INA Foundation has impacted the community that they serve through the use of National programs that target families impacted and affected by HIV, Providing them with goal setting, self-development and capacity building services. They also provide up to date information and education on HIV to indigenous communities and isolated populations inclusive of key populations.
  • Global partnerships and involvement with various AIDS Service Organizations raising the profile of indigenous issues and HIV Globally

Contact

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Address: 24 Goodwin Street
Tirau, South Waikato,
3410, New Zealand,
Tel: (+64) (0)27 299-1535
Website: http://www.ina.maori.nz