Get to know some of our 2018 grantees!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.