Please describe how your project has been successful and how that success is measured
- Positive Talks project was jointly supported by UNDP and UNAIDS from 2007 to 2010. It recruited more than 40 volunteers from PLHIV communities across the country, and provided continous trainings to increase their capacities on trainings and speech delivery, anti-discrimination, research skills and community service.
- The volunteers have conducted more than 600 sessions of speech and trainings to more than 40 thousand personals, including 7500 Olympic volunteers, UN staff, media workers, college students, company employees, health service staff, PLHIV and other social monitories. Positive Talks volunteers have been a irreplaceable force in the HIV/AIDS prevention and caring work in China.
- The communication with the various social groups raised people’s awareness of HIV prevention, and reduced their fear, misunderstanding and discrimination against PLHIV. We keep on training service for employees and managers in Total, Standard Chartered bank and other companies.
Positive Talks trainers were specially welcomed by PLHIV. They cheer up the life confidence of peers in the community. Nevertheless, in the project process, the Positive Talks volunteers become more confident and capable in their job positions. They are busy with their various carriers in different fields.
- About media cooperation, we help organized the interviews from TV channels, newspaper, magazines and websites. Recently, we have cooperated with China National Radio on a one-year program to speak the voice of PLHIV out to the general public.
How will your project evolve over the next three years?
The project will continure its work to reduce the discrimination in employment, and the final target is the change the discriminionary social policies.
This is a very important part of our anti-discrimination against PLHIV work in China.