Stigma and Discrimination Prevention and AIDS Rights Protection

HIV AIDSUNDP Thailand/Nery Ronatay : HIV/AIDS Officer Nery Ronatay poses with Dr. Petchsri Sirinund, Director of the National AIDS Council.

UNDP works with other partners and stakeholders in creating and strengthening mechanisms and systems to ensure access to justice and enable an environment in which stigma and discrimination would be no longer a barrier to block HIV prevention and care services. It aims to contribute to the joint programme outcome of enabling environment with better attitudes, policy and practices toward HIV/AIDS and human rights as well as stigma and discrimination.

What have we accomplished so far?

UNDP works closely with the Foundation for AIDS Rights (FAR) on the following initiatives:

  • Set up and support for a national sub-committee on stigma and discrimination and  development of provincial committees on AIDS rights
  • Providing training and  support to stigma prevention and AIDS rights protection teams at national and sub-national levels
  • Documenting annual HIV and human rights situation in Thailand
  • Developing stigma and discrimination curriculum focusing on workplace, healthcare facility setting and school that incorporates sex workers, male having sex with males and transgender people and injecting drug users issues
  • Establishing and training stigma prevention education core teams with at least 15 members in at least three pilot settings and provide stigma prevention education to workplace, health care  and school setting
  • Conducting advocacy events/campaigns, sessions and dialogues to three target groups including local government organizations, uniformed services and media/press
  • Provide training/coaching to staff and volunteers operating legal hotline, AIDS rights protection centers
  • Providing facility supports for hotline centers and development of  information, education, and communication (IEC) materials
  • Gathering and consolidate  stigma and discrimination data and organize  consultative processes to incorporate  data sets in UNGASS
  • Documenting evidence based lessons learnt or cases to support the report.

Who finances it?


(July 2011-June 2012)

Total estimated budget US$ 147,050

Donor Name

Amount contributed
Pooled Funding of US$ 78,600
UNDP US$ 10,000
UNAIDS  PAF B US$ 68,600
Parallelled Funding of US$ 43,000
UNFPA US$ 10,000
UNESCO US$  8,000
UNICEF US$ 25,000
Resource gap: US$ 25,450 (to be funded by fund from UNDP-BDP)



Delivery in previous fiscal year

Donor Name Amount contributed
UNDP TH US$ 10,000
UNFPA US$ 10,000
UNESCO US$   8,000