Our efforts in Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) focus on prevention of sexually transmitted infections (STI/HIV), champion the rights of girls, women and sexual minorities to lead violence-free lives, and strengthen community institutions for sustainable change.
We work with community and civil society organisations in capacity building, resource mobilisation, advocacy and institutional development. We have designed and developed programmes, raised and managed finances, and monitored and evaluated services in SRHR for governments and development partners.
We care about the SRHR needs of the most marginalised communities.
We developed monitoring and evaluation guidelines to improve the effectiveness of rural HIV intervention; provided technical support and built capacities of 370 organisations in eight countries to mobilise resources for delivering family planning services; and ensured high quality and comprehensive HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services to the infected, and affected children and family members in 40,000 households in India.
In addressing the complex problems in SRHR, we have innovated with technology, leveraged government partnerships, and designed financial inclusion models.
Android-based decision support systems have improved the quality of antenatal care in rural Karnataka; partnership with local government has facilitated inclusion of People Living with HIV (PLHIV) in local government decisions to reduce the stigma against HIV positive persons in villages; and a model of community managed cooperative of women in sex work, formed in 2007, has disbursed ₹2 million as credit till date.
Our efforts have transformed lives of women in sex work by building their community institutions, such as Swathi Mahila Sangha (SMS), and strengthening their leadership.
Our work with 121,000 vulnerable people through 97 community-based organisations, as part of Gates Foundation’s India AIDS initiative, Avahan III, reduced vulnerabilities to HIV and strengthened community organisations to make them robust and sustainable.