The Naz Foundation (India) Trust, abbreviated as Naz India, is a New Delhi-based Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) working on HIV/AIDS and sexual health issues since 1994. Through the years, Naz India has evolved to implement a holistic approach for combating HIV, involving prevention as well as treatment. Naz runs following programmes
-A Residential Care Home started in 2000 houses 31 children between the ages of five and 19 years who have come from all parts of India . They are referred by childcare institutions, orphanages, hospitals and other NGOs.
-The Home-Based Care Program begun in 2001, addresses the need for services and support for families with one or more People Living With HIV/AIDS (PLWHA). The program reaches out to families through medical and nursing care, psychosocial support, legal assistance and capacity-building lessons. This program also supports clients with small loans and business opportunities to help them find steady employment.
-Naz India coordinates and conducts training and workshops on issues related to HIV/AIDS and sexual health through proprietary training manuals and conduct training modules in diverse settings, such as schools, colleges, NGOs, corporate offices, and hospitals.
-The Young People‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬•s Initiative‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬•s flagship programme is the ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö‚â§ten-month programme‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬• that has been implemented since 2006.It is a women‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬•s empowerment programin urban communities, offering weekly sessions to adolescent girls who may or may not attend school and who are subsisting on a low family income. It uses the sport of netball and life skills education to transform the lives of young underprivileged girls. The curriculum focusses on educating the young women on topics including health, rights, communication, financial literacy & teamwork. The One Nation Netball Cup is an annual mixed gender netball tournament for boys and girl‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬•s teams from schools and NGOs. The participants are below the age of 16 years and from different states in India. The players are mainly YPI ten-months graduates or YPI Camp participants.
-Advocacy is integral to all of Naz Foundation‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬•s work. Naz has strong linkages with human rights groups and agencies such as Lawyers Collective, Human Rights Law Network, Amnesty International, International Gay and Lesbian Human Rights Commission.
In the period April 2017 ‚Äö√Ñ√∂‚àö√ë‚àö¬® March 2018, 26 children stayed in the Naz Care Home (17 girls and 9 boys).
Since 2011, the Home based care programme hashelped over 450 families receive ration support. 600 hospital visits were undertaken, and many hundreds of children have been touched by Naz India in some way.
The Goal programme is being implemented in Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai and since inception the program has reached out to 16,543 girls.
In 2009, Naz Foundation filed a case questioning the validity of Sec 377 that that criminalised homosexual sex between consenting adults. This draconian British-era law was often used to harass lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer individuals in India. After a long legal battle, the Supreme Court decriminalized Section 377.
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