Meet some of our Rainbow Grantees

 

Hong Kong

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Grant year: 2019

AIDS Concern was established in 1990 as the first non-government charity organization committed to the service of AIDS care in Hong Kong. Our founders were dedicated to improving the living standards for people living with HIV; and to stop the spread of HIV.

 

AIDS Concern facilitates public health education and awareness programs to eliminate misunderstandings about HIV/AIDS and create a more supportive society for early testing and treatment.

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Grant year: 2018, 2019

The Hong Kong AIDS Foundation was established in 1991 and is a non-governmental social service organization. The Foundation’s mission is to limit the spread of HIV infection in the community. Throughout the years, the Foundation has been actively engaged in the promotion of AIDS education, the provision of various services, and nurturing a harmonious and caring environment for those infected with or affected by HIV/AIDS.

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Grant year: 2018, 2019

Established in 1994, the Society for AIDS Care is the first NGO in Asia that provides high-quality, direct patient care services to children, adults, and elderly people living with HIV/AIDS and their caregivers. A team of professional nurses, social workers, counselors, and physiotherapists provide a range of outreach and center-based services for the care and prevention of HIV/AIDS which include an HIV hotline as well as free HIV and syphilis testing services. 

The Society for AIDS Care is committed to providing professional services to PLWHA to strengthen their self-care capabilities and build their self-confidence to facilitate their reintegration to the community.

 

Japan

Grant year: 2018, 2019

Place Tokyo has been active for nearly a quarter-century in Tokyo, where 30% of people living with HIV, or PLHIV, in Japan reside. As a community-based organization, Place Tokyo has been continuously providing PLHIV, their partners and family members with quality care and support, with the aim of empowering their HIV-affected lives to be as much as they used to be.

India

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Grant year: 2019

Ashodaya Samithi is a sex workers’ organization founded in 2004 that is of, for and by the sex worker community. It is governed by a democratically elected body of sex workers who pledged to uplift and holistically improve the lives of sex workers. Ashodaya has over 8000 female, male, and transwoman members and its operations span 4 districts in Southern Karnataka. 

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Grant year: 2019

Karnataka Network of People Living with HIV (KNP+), is a state-level network of HIV positive people in Karnataka registered under the Karnataka Societies Registration Act on 18th September 1998 at Bangalore. In the past 20 years, KNP+ registered tremendous growth in terms of advocacy, service delivery, and network building. KNP+ caters and address HIV care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS in Karnataka. The organization reaches out to nearly 1.5 million PLHIVs in the state through its 28 affiliated District Level Networks.

Grant year: 2019

Voluntary Health Services (VHS) is a non-profit 465 bedded multi-specialty tertiary teaching hospital in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, delivering affordable and modern medical services to the lower income groups over the past 60 years.

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Grant year: 2019

 

Yerala Projects Society is a registered not-for-profit charitable organisation working in India since 1976. YPS is working in partnership with – Central and State Governments, national and international donor organizations, consulates, corporates, individuals and community. Since 2002, YPS is engaged in HIV/AIDS primary prevention and control, reducing social stigma and discrimination, the empowerment and sustainable livelihoods for people infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

 
 

Laos

Grant year: 2019

Established in 2011, Humana People to People Laos (HPP Laos) is part of the global Federation Humana People to People. The organization provides community services in the areas of health, water, sanitation and hygiene, sustainable agriculture and nutrition. HPP Laos’ mission is to work in partnership with disadvantaged communities, empowering them to mobilize and work together, with the vision of achieving the change they desire for their community.

Malaysia

 
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Grant year: 2019

Federation of Reproductive Health Associations, Malaysia (FRHAM) is the leading service-based, non-profit NGO in Malaysia that advocates and promotes sexual and reproductive health. This includes family planning, reproductive rights of women, men and young people, and sexual education as per the Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) method.

In 2012, FRHAM was awarded the United Nations Population Award for our work with vulnerable communities such as sex workers, people living with HIV, and young people.

Pakistan

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Grant year: 2019

Naz Male Health Alliance a.k.a NAZ is the first ever non-governmental technical support agency in Pakistan, and have been working since 2010 to improve the health, welfare and human rights of gender & sexual minorities and their partners across Pakistan. Naz envisions a Pakistan where every person, irrespective of their sexual orientation or gender identity, is able to attain human rights, dignity, and prosper as healthy and equal members of society. 

Grant year: 2019

Youth Advocacy Council (YAC) is a youth-led non-governmental organization registered in Pakistan. Founded in 2012, YAC is committed to serving the needs of vulnerable youths, and marginalized groups, especially the transgender and minority communities across Pakistan. YAC engages multi-stakeholders, and conducts social and educational interventions, with the aim of educating, sensitizing, and empowering marginalized groups and young people.

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Grant year: 2019

Youth Association for Development (YAD) is a Baluchistan based and youth-led organization with a human rights-based approach. Founded in 2002 and registered in 2005, YAD works with a participatory development approach across sectors to bring long-term change and sustainable development in Pakistan through research and data, community mobilization, awareness-building, dialogues, advocacy and campaigning, networking and capacity building. Our mission is to promote peace, justice, social and interfaith harmony, freedom and democracy, human rights, equality and equity, health, education, climate actions, road safety, and social development in Pakistan.

 

Singapore

 
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Grant year: 2018, 2019

Oogachaga is a community-based, nonprofit, professional organization working with LGBTQ+ individuals, couples and families in Singapore since 1999. Oogachaga’s team of trained volunteers, supported by a small team of qualified professionals, provide a range of psychosocial services. 

Its vision is to be the most recognized agency for developing fulfilling life experiences between individuals and communities of all sexual orientations and genders, and its mission is to enable LGBTQ+ individuals to make informed decisions that strengthen their beings and help them achieve a fulfilling life.

 

South Korea

Grant year: 2018

The Korea Federation for HIV/AIDS Prevention is an NGO founded in 1993. The federation runs a center providing counseling, HIV/AIDS prevention education, and medical check-ups for gender minorities and foreign residents in South Korea.

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Grant year: 2018

Love4one aims to support people living with HIV by improving their quality of life and their general well-being. They provide HIV/AIDS awareness and education to eliminate public prejudice.

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Grant year: 2018, 2019

Sinnaneun Center — Korea LGBTQ+ Culture Arts & Human Rights Center — is the first registered nonprofit corporate foundation in South Korea. The center aims to advocate respect for cultural diversity and for the fundamental human rights of the LGBTQ+ community including PLWHA, and promote cultural diversity of sexual minorities through artistic and cultural productions. 

Sinnaneun Center has hosted the Seoul International PRIDE Film Festival, Fair, Gala, Academy, Stage, and more.

 

Taiwan

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Grant year: 2018, 2019

Harmony Home Foundation, Taiwan is committed to providing shelter, care, treatment access and support for people living with and children affected by HIV in Taiwan. With six halfway houses established across Taiwan, Harmony Home now houses 140 individuals, including HIV-positive patients with disabilities, recovering intravenous drug users, HIV-positive women released from prison, men who have sex with men, migrant workers and foreigners.

As active proponents in advocating for the rights of people living with HIV and AIDS, or PLWHA, Harmony Home conducts HIV education and prevention campaigns which focuses on sharing life experiences to the general public to foster better understanding of HIV facts, and in turn reducing stigma and discrimination against PLWHAs.

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Grant year: 2019

H.E.A.R.T. is committed to promoting HIV-related knowledge including screening tests, modern prevention methods and concepts such as U = U (Undetectable = Un-transmittable) in Taiwan. Our goal is to reduce HIV stigma and increase access to HIV-related care and treatment through our offline events and online interaction.

Grant year: 2018, 2019

Persons with HIV/AIDS Rights Advocacy Association of Taiwan, or PRAA, established in 1997, is the first nonprofit, self-help organization set up by and for PLWHA, along with family, friends, and HIV advocates in Taiwan.

PRAA assists PLWHA and HIV-affected families by advocating for their basic human rights such as access to accommodation, employment, education, and equal access to healthcare. The association also promotes HIV prevention and improvements in access to treatment. PRAA envisions a good quality of life for PLWHA and a society without prejudice and discrimination.

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Grant year: 2018

At Rainbow Queer Cultural Center of Health, we offer long-term care of HIV patients, providing services and support that are sustainable. The purpose of our service is to solve social and medical-care issues related to HIV, and to promote HIV prevention education and activities. thereby hoping to increase public concern for HIV and people living with HIV.

Currently, we have two offices operating in Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Both centers provide HIV consultation, volunteer trainings, and telephone consultation services.

Grant year: 2018, 2019

 

Taiwan AIDS Foundation was founded in 2005. It is one of the biggest NGOs focused on AIDS prevention in Taiwan. Since its establishment, the foundation has focused on issues such as sexual health care and education, HIV/AIDS awareness and gender equality.

The foundation also provides LGBTQ+ friendly counseling, and education on HIV/AIDS prevention. It aims to establish a platform for LGBTQ+ communities and to connect, reconstruct and sustain a network of sexual minorities.

Grant year: 2018, 2019

Founded in 2013, Taiwan GDi Association is based in Taichung as the sole LGBTQ+ organization in the center of Taiwan. Situated between the two capital cities of Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan GDi aims to provide equal access to resources for the LGBTQ+ community in the Taiwan’s central area. The association also provides all-around service for the community, including family member consultation, physical and mental health care, HIV education, screening and case management.

Grant year: 2018, 2019

Taiwan Lourdes Association is a nonprofit organization dedicated to HIV/AIDS related fields and provides various services for PLWHA. The association's goal is to improve the quality of life of PLWHA through various care, support services, and programs. The association also advocates for human rights of PLWHA and empowers them to improve their general wellbeing. Its Taipei and Taichung Friendship Centers provide a wide array of services for the PLWHA community and family, welcoming over thousands of clients visiting yearly from diverse groups across various ethnicities and ages.

Grant year: 2018, 2019

Established in 1999, the Taiwan Love and Hope Association is the first AIDS NGO in southern Taiwan. The Association works to prevent HIV transmission through gender-based human rights promotions and community-based organization. The association established its first LGBTQ center, “Sunshine Queer Center” in 2009 in Kaohsiung, followed by “South Rainbow Street NO.6” in Tainan in 2012, and in 2017, "HERO" — Healing, Empowerment, Recovery of Chemsex. HERO is an integrated health center dedicated to issues pertaining sexual health and substance use.

 

Thailand

Grant year: 2019

The Foundation for Education and Development (FED) moved to Phang Nga province after the 2004 Tsunami to offer emergency assistance to affected Burmese migrants. Since then, FED has addressed long-term needs of the marginalized Burmese migrant community in Thailand by working to improve their access to social services, human rights, and economic opportunities.

Grant year: 2018

Love Foundation is locally registered in the Northern Thailand city, Chiang Mai, with a satellite operation in Bangkok. Formed in 2016 by a longtime MSM activist, the Foundation aims to improve access to testing and treatment for MSM in Thailand through a combination of community mobilization, direct service provision, and advocacy to both government and private organizations. We currently have six staff members with expertise in HIV prevention education, community mobilization, and social media.

Love Foundation campaigns for sexual health awareness, HIV prevention, and social mobilization within the MSM community. Our organization makes a difference through social media outreach, and we aspire to radically reduce new HIV infections in Thailand by providing accurate information, advice and counseling on HIV/AIDS, and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) to as many people as possible.

 

Vietnam

Grant year: 2018

Center for Community Health Research and Development (CCRD) is a Vietnamese NGO specialized in community and public health promotion and development. CCRD is a founding member, and the current Chair of the Partnership for Health Equity (PAHE) group, a network of Vietnamese NGOs and Academic institutions devoted to health equity promotion.

Founded in 2002, CCRD has received a number of awards of merit from the Vietnamese Government for our health and development programs in Vietnam. Our mission is to contribute to the improvement and equity of healthcare and social advancement for all Vietnamese people through a systematic and sustainable approach that emphasizes capacity building, and is sensitive to cultural differences. CCRD’s intervention and research prioritizes women children, and vulnerable and disadvantaged population groups.

Grant year: 2018

VNP+ is abbreviation of the Vietnam Network of People living with HIV (PLHIV) that represents PLHIV groups in Vietnam. VNP+ is an organization run by, and for, PLHIV that works to advocate for the rights of HIV positive individuals, including access to treatment, care and support, fight stigma and discrimination, and HIV prevention interventions. VNP+ was officially established in 2008 and legally registered under the name of Action Center for People living with HIV (ACPplus) in 2009. VNP+ consists 167 PLHIV groups across Vietnam.

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