It is recognized that religious leaders have a unique authority that plays a central role in providing moral and ethical guidance within their communities; indeed their public opinions can influence entire nations.
INERELA+ looks to empower its members to use their positions of respect within their faith communities in a way that breaks silence, challenges stigma and provides delivery of evidenced-based prevention, care and treatment services.
Our Vision: INERELA+ envisions a world where HIV and AIDS related stigma, infections and deaths are eliminated.
Our Mission: INERELA+ exists to equip, empower and engage its members to live positively and openly as agents of hope and change in their faith communities and countries.
Members, in partnership with others, overcome self and societal stigma, engage in stimulating faith community responses, and influence policies and service provision.
INERELA+ promotes the ‘SAVE’ approach to HIV, a response that was originally formulated by the leaders of the African Network (ANERELA+). The SAVE approach provides a more holistic way of preventing HIV by incorporating the principles of the ABC (Abstinence, Be faithful and Condom use) as well as providing additional information about HIV transmission and prevention, providing support and care for those already infected and actively challenging the denial, stigma and discrimination so commonly associated with HIV. Click here for more information.
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New INERELA+ Board
During the Board Meeting held in Washington DC, July 19th a new INERELA+ Board was constituted.
Open Programme Manager Position
INERELA+ invites applications for the position of Programme Manager. The position will be based in Johannesburg, South Africa, and will lead the Network’s programme development and implementation. The successful candidate will have had 5 years of progressive technical expertise in the field of HIV, 3 of which must have been spent at a Managerial level, demonstrated large project management and change management skills. The successful candidate must be able to operate in an environment were implementation takes place in a wide range of faith constituencies.
Turning the Tide Together: A Declaration to End the AIDS Epidemic
The Washington D.C. Declaration recognizes the fact that we stand at a unique time in the history of the AIDS epidemic. Through new scientific advances and societal, political and human rights gains, it is possible to turn the tide against the AIDS and begin to end the epidemic in our lifetimes. Drafted by a writing committee of international experts, the Washington D.C. Declaration was initiated in partnership with the International AIDS Society, the International AIDS Conference, and the University of California, San Francisco.