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ICWO

Indian Community Welfare Organisation

Indian Community Welfare Organisation (I.C.W.O) is a registered voluntary organization was established in 1994. It was out of deep and abiding concern for marginalized and exploited women in difficult circumstances in India. The focus was on working with commercial sex workers and their clients and certain other target groups with the ultimate aim of empowering them.

ICWO is doing a considerable amount of work in the field of STD / HIV / AIDS prevention with the aid of several dedicated volunteers, the constant encouragement and support of the government. Yet there are several mountains to climb.

Background of the Organisation

Indian Community Welfare Organisation (I.C.W.O) is a registered voluntary organization was established in 1994. It was out of deep and abiding concern for marginalized and exploited women in difficult circumstances in India. The focus was on working with commercial sex workers and their clients and certain other target groups with the ultimate aim of empowering them. ICWO is doing a considerable amount of work in the field of STD / HIV / AIDS prevention with the aid of several dedicated volunteers, the constant encouragement and support of the government. Yet there are several mountains to climb.

Aims and Objectives of ICWO

  • Increase the knowledge about STD / HIV / AIDS and prevention to various target groups.
  • Reduce the prevalence and incidents of STD / HIV / AIDS among the high risk groups
  • Improve the quality of STD care and treatment to target groups.
  • Create alternative employment for sex workers.
  • Motivate the other affiliated groups of the prime target groups as agents for changes.
  • Ensure distribution and availability of good quality condoms among the target groups.
  • Trigger off the male and female sex workers and their clients to practice safe sex.
  • Generate community support for programmes by ICWO
  • Increase the quality of life of sex workers and their children.
  • Ensure enjoyment of basic rights of sex workers and their childrens.



ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

We sincerely express our gratitude to

Madam.Miss. Bernasconi Gianna, Switzerland. AAPM, Ticino, Switzerland. Mr.Silvano Montanaro, Administrator - AAPM. Mr.Jacques Vellut, Mercy Home, Belgium. Australian Aid - DAP. Mr. Luc Bergeret, Belgium. Madam Ms.Maud Richoux, Enfants du Monde, Belgium. Mr.Marc Bergeret, Belgium. Abbaye d'Orval, Belgium. M.R.Pratap Public Charitable Trust. Village Service Trust, Belgium. Prof. Dr.K.N.George, Swiss India Trust. Indien Hilfswerk e.V, Germany. Gruppo Madras, Ticino, Switzerland. People from Switzerland. Tele Ticino, Switzerland. Fred Foundation, UK. Greater Chennai Corporation. TamilNadu State AIDS Control Society (TANSACS). AIDS Prevention and Control Society (APAC, VHS-USAID). TamilNadu AIDS Intiatives (TAI-VHS). ACTIONAID INDIA, Chennai Region. Chennai Corporation AIDS Prevention and Control Society (CAPACS). MIVA, The Netherlands. American Jewish World Service (AJWS)

SARIQ AED Equity, New Delhi. UNICEF, Chennai. UNAIDS, New Delhi. UNDP, New Delhi. SOS PG/ ASBL, Belgium. GSM, Belgium. Mr. Brooks Anderson, Pondicherry. Ms. Gabrielle clerk, France. Ms. Anne Eloffe, France. Ms. Brigitte and Ms. Elisabeth, Belgium. TIDES Foundation, USA. Elton John AIDS Foundation, UK. CARE – India. AWO International e.V, Germany. Life Help Centre, Chennai. Ceyrac Trust, Chennai. Global Fund for Women, USA. Mr.Henk Boar, Holland. Asset India Foundation. Smile Foundation, New Delhi.



A.J. HARIHARAN

FOUNDER SECRETARY, ICWO


EDUCATION

  • He holds B.A. Degree, Bachelor of Economics in Madras University
  • He done a Course in H.H.R., Health and Human Rights at Harvard University, Boston, USA



Major Contribution in Social Development

  • He Started the carrier as a Researcher in WHO (World Health Organisation).
  • He design and implemented various innovative project in Health Care Communication.
  • He served as a Consultant for various National and International organisation which includes Bill & Melinda Gates, USAID, UNAIDS, UNICEF, UNDP, DFID, Actionaid and KHPT.
  • He is holding key position in various civil society organizations which includes, Initiatives of HIV/AIDS Net (IHN), Civil Society organisation (CSO), Action Against Trafficking & Sexual Exploitation of Children (ATSEC) & TamilNadu AIDS Solidarity Action (TASA).
  • Presented abstracts in various international conferences. The abstract presented in United States of America, South Africa, Malaysia, Thailand, Hong Kong, China & South Korea.
  • He acted in Tamil Movie Film “Kotiveeran”, “Kattupaiyan Sir Intha Kali”, “Billa Pandi” and “Kalavani 2” which was released.
  • He also acted upcoming movie “Kumki 2”.