INFORMED AND PROTECTED․ TWO-DAY OFFSITE TRAINING WAS HELD
On April 13-14, 2023, New Generation Humanitarian NGO organized a capacity building training for MSM people within the framework of the project Support to the Armenian State Strategic Program for HIV/AIDS Prevention.
The training goal was to raise the awareness of the participants about the Importance of HIV Prevention and Testing, HIV Prevention Methods, Ways of Transmission, the Right to Health, the Right to Be Free from Stigma and Discrimination.
On the first day of the course, Sergey Gabrielyan the president of New Generation Humanitarian NGO, welcomed the participants and presented the main strategic goals, mission and scope of activities of the organization, then the participants got to know each other, after which the main part of the course started.
Levon Chilingaryan, trainer on HIV and AIDS started the first training session and presented the topic “the importance of HIV prevention and testing”, in the framework of which he spoke about the characteristics of HIV and AIDS, ways of transmission and methods of prevention. Then he introduced in detail the methods of pre- and post-exposure prophylaxes for HIV, and the effectiveness of their usage.
On the second day of the training, Shushan Khnkoyan, NGNGO expert on legal issues, presented the topics of “the Right to Health. Stigma and Discrimination”, within which she spoke about domestic and international protection mechanisms related to the right to health, presented the definition of discrimination, its types and manifestations, the domestic and international legal regulations prohibiting the discrimination.
The training took place in an atmosphere of active discussions, including theoretical and practical sessions, workshops, and team exercises.
At the end of the training, the participants were awarded with certificates of participation.
The training is organized within the framework of the project Support to the Armenian State Strategic Program for HIV/AIDS Prevention implemented by New Generation Humanitarian NGO with financial support of Gilead Sciences Inc.