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PANOS NETWORK NEWS

  • PANOS SOUTHERN AFRICA and PANOS EASTERN AFRICA participate in THE STIGMA INDEX, a project led by PLANNED PARENTHOOD, for developing a tool to measure stigma and discrimination faced by people living with HIV. the results of the stigma index provide quantitative evidence of stigma and discrimination, and it is designed to allow stigma and discrimination to be compared over time. In each country, a team of people living with HIV (PLHIV) is trained to use the stigma index questionnaire to interview large numbers of PLHIV, about their experiences of HIV stigma.
  • PANOS CARIBBEAN continues to promote debate around the proposed Goat Island transhipment port, located in a protected area of Jamaica, that underlies tensions between development and environment. This week, PANOS CARIBBEAN gives exposure to local blogger Petchary, that writes on a recent report presented the CONSERVATION STRATEGY FUND on possible alternatives to the project.