Stories of Change


A Development Agenda for Transgenders in Maharashtra

Maharashtra has become the second state in India to set up a welfare board and the first, to set up a cultural institute dedicated to the transgender community. The decision of the state government comes after a 2013 public consultation supported by the United Nations Development Programme which bromore


Linking the Vulnerable: HIV/AIDS in Rural India

A unique government scheme that engages district level functionaries to link those vulnerable to HIV in rural areas with local health services, encourages behavioural change, and advocates for policy change is strengthening social protection of people living with HIV(PLHIV) in a country where an estmore


In Search of a Secure Future: Social Protection for People Living with HIV

Thirty-five year old Harihar's life changed after he and his wife were tested HIV positive in 2007. His inability to work put severe financial pressure on his family. However, UNDP's support in extending social protection schemes to PLHIV, has helped people like Harihar secure a future for themselvemore


Going to School Again

As a result of the management programme, supported by UNDP, many people living with HIV (PLHIV) have become proud management graduated and acquired skills in organization development, project management and decision making.  People living with HIV become Proud Management Graduates Elango was omore


Mainstreaming HIV: Together We Stand a Chance

UNDP India’s initiative of 'Mainstreaming HIV' is witnessing a process of constructive change. The mainstreaming approach was adopted as a response to the Indian government’s needs-assessment of the HIV/AIDS situation in the country. The situation analysis inferred (NACP1 -II) that there was a lack more


Pension Scheme for HIV-Affected

The inclusion of people living with HIV in a government pension scheme has given a new lease of life to thousands in the eastern Indian state of Orissa. A New Lease of Life for People Living with HIV/AIDS “Why should I feel death each day? I am just like others,” says 35-year-old Minati Pradhan* fromore

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From the Frontline of Community Action: A Compendium of Six Successful Community Based HIV Interventions That Have Worked for MSM- TG-Hijras in India

The report critically assesses six community-based organizations working with men-who-have-sex-with-men and transgenders from different parts of the country. It details key interventions implemented by them, partnerships with other community members, lessons learnt and replicable models for further interventions

Social Protection that Works for PLHIV - A Compendium of Case Studies from 8 States

The report with the National AIDS Control Organisation documents the experiences of PLHIVs in accessing social protection schemes and outlines challenges faced in accessing benefits and successful approaches to overcoming these hurdles.

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