Middle East and North Africa

The regional capacity development workshop and implementation of the stigma index is driven by a partnership between the IPPF regional office (based in Tunis), the UNAIDS Regional Support Team (based in Cairo) and local networks of people living with HIV.

The workshop was hosted in Tunis, Tunisia (30 January - 2 February 2009) for 20 participants from 9 countries in the region -Lebanon, Iran, Sudan, Somaliland, Algeria, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco. The facilitators were from IPPF, UNAIDS, and Soins Infirmiers et Developement Communautaire (SIDA), the leading Lebanese AIDS Association. Observers attended the meeting from ICW/GNP+ Spain, UNAIDS RST Cairo, IPPF Arab World Regional Office, and an independent consultant from the UK. The workshop was conducted in French, Arabic, English and Farsi with simultaneous translation.