MODELS for dialogue Between PLHIV networks &. Religious Leaders and Faith Communities Christoforos Mallouris 29 November 2011, Toronto. Outline. Background Evidence informed response - PLHIV evidence, some examples Response from faith communities and religious leaders
Religious Leaders and
29 November 2011, Toronto
PLHIV Stigma Index
Levels of stigma experienced in religious activities/places of worship
Compared to levels of disclosure to religious leaders
Figure 3.3: Percentage of respondents that reported exclusion from religious activities or places of worship in the last 12 months by the religious group they belong to, 2010
(Ethiopia PLHIV Stigma Index Report)
Percent distribution of respondents who had been excluded from religious activities in the last 12 months (Zambia)
(Myanmar PLHIV Stigma Index Report)
About 30% physically assaulted!
Over 50% verbally assaulted!
About 40% excluded from social gatherings!
Table 2: General stigma and discrimination in the previous 12 months (Kenya, PLHIV Stigma Index Report)
Table 3.10: Percentage distribution of perception and fears respondents had had for themselves as a result of their HIV-positive status by gender and place of residence, 2010 (Ethiopia)
Figure 6 indicates what respondents think lies behind the HIV-related stigma they experienced. (Kenya)
Fig. 2.5. Integral indicator: People who faced restrictions during the last 12 months in access to social and health care services for reasons that included HIV status (by social groups,%) (Ukraine)
Table 4.11: Types of organisations rendering support on stigma mentioned by respondents, 2010 (Respondents'’ knowledge; Ethiopia)
Possibilities for Dialogue and Collaboration