Saturday, 10 December 2011

2012 Red Ribbon Award: $10,000 grant opportunity for grassroots NGOs

The Red Ribbon Award seeks to recognize and provide grants of $10,000 to community-based organizations for their efforts to reduce the spread and impact of AIDS. Selected organizations will receive the Award at the XIX International AIDS Conference to be held in Washington, DC from 22-27 July 2012. The Red Ribbon Award is a joint effort of the UNAIDS family.

Grassroots initiatives, community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, small NGOs and organizations of people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key population can apply for this Award. Both nominations and self-nominations are accepted.

The Red Ribbon Award 2012 will be given to community groups for outstanding leadership in responding to AIDS in one or more of the following categories:
  • Prevention of Sexual Transmission – Work to prevent sexual transmission including (but not limited to) among young people, men who have sex with men and transmission in the context of sex work
  • Prevention among people who use drugs – Work to prevent HIV infections among people who use drugs
  • Treatment, care and support – Work to improve access to antiretroviral therapy, essential care and support for people living with HIV, their families, loved ones and dependents including services to limit TB deaths among people living with HIV
  • Advocacy and Human Rights – Advocating for abolishing punitive laws, discrimination and harmful practices around HIV transmission, sex work, drug use, transgender populations or homosexuality that block effective responses including (but not limited to) HIV-related national restrictions on entry, stay and residence – Work to end stigma and discrimination of people living with HIV their families, loved ones and dependents – Work to end gender-based violence in the context of the AIDS epidemic.
  • Stopping new HIV infections in children and keeping mothers alive, Women’s Health – Work to prevent vertical transmission of HIV, and AIDS-related maternal mortality – Work to address the HIV-specific needs of women and girls.
Nominations can be submitted online or by email. The deadline to submit nominations is 29 February 2012. For more information, visit this link.

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