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EVA Implements a Presidential Grant

The name of the project that was selected for the grant is ‘Peer to Peer’. It is intended to increase the activity of rights defenders…
президентский грант

The name of the project that was selected for the grant is ‘Peer to Peer’. It is intended to increase the activity of rights defenders and peer counselors in 5 Russian regions.
 
A two-day rights training on the 28th and 29th of February on ‘Preparing rights defenders and peer counselors who help women with HIV, hepatitis, and tuberculosis’ in Saint Petersburg. 16 peer counselors from various Russian regions participated in the training.
 
The training touched upon the main issues in defending the rights of women living with HIV, hepatitis and tuberculosis: writing reports, letters, and appeals, what to do in the case of controversy in administering new treatment regimens, how to act in cases of diagnosis disclosure, and other relevant topics. The training was designed for participants of the EVA network who plan to improve their level of legal knowledge of women vulnerable to HIV, hepatitis, and TB.
 
The training marked the start of the ‘Peer to Peer’ project financed by the presidential grant that NP EVA received from the Civil Dignity operator. The project’s aim is to strengthen the activity of rights defenders and peer counselors in 5 Russian regions: Kaliningrad, Sverdlovsk, Perm, Khanty-Mansiisk, Saint Petersburg, and other regions as requested by clients.
 
Over the course of 8 months, over 12800 consultations of patients living with HIV, hepatitis, and TB will be conducted on issues of rights defence.
 
Peer counselors are the first point of contact with patients on internet forums and will be holding informational sessions about receiving help from rights defenders and lawyers.
 

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