Prayas is a part of a coalition Action Plus that is committed to strengthening effective responses to HIV/AIDS. Action Plus was born in 1997 with an aim to confront the evolving and complex challenges by developing strategic leadership and promoting linkages between organizations that work on common interests.
Action plus fosters an environment in which its member organizations share with each other their experiences and learn together to operate more strategically to address issues of HIV and AIDS.
Currently, Action Plus comprises of 13 NGOs that work on HIV/AIDS issues encompassing sexuality, gender issues, prostitution and sex work, and reproductive health. Member organizations aim to prevent the spread of HIV through a range of interventions, such as advocacy, peer education, counseling, training, community mobilization, care and support, provision of information on sexuality and creation of education materials.
Action Plus is
- An effective learning forum
- A policy advocacy forum
- A capacity building forum
- A regional resource pool on HIV/AIDS
Forum on Child Protection and HIV (CP-HIV)
UNICEF Maharashtra along with Committed Communities Development Trust (CCDT ), the nodal agency and a group of partner organizations initiated a civil society initiative to strengthen the advocacy on behalf of the vulnerable children infected / affected by HIV/AIDS in the year 2012. Objective of this forum is to move beyond sheer survival- related programming to more comprehensive efforts towards ensuring quality of life for children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS. Prayas is one of the partner organizations of this forum. There are nine organizations in this forum which mainly work for the rights of vulnerable and marginalized communities such as women, children and people living with HIV/AIDS.
On 29th - 30th October 2013, Prayas as a leading organization, on behalf of the forum convened a 2 days state level consultation on Adolescence and HIV in Pune.
Prayas is one of the implementing partners of PMTCT consortium funded by the Elizabeth Glazer Pediatric AIDS Foundation in India since 2002. The EGPAF PMTCT program is India's largest Private-NGO program, and the second largest national PMTCT program in India.