Integrated Prevention of Female Infanticide and HIV/AIDS Project:


The project works in Chellampatti and Vadipatti blocks of Madurai District. The project functions with a goal of bringing down the incidence of female infanticide at Chellampatti Block in Madurai District; to provide HIV/AIDS prevention and care & support among the rural masses especially women and children; and to continue the livelihood and life skill education to women and children at the Tsunami affected areas (Sinnoorpettai at Karaikal).

The project creates awareness and sensitisation among community on the female infanticide and its consequences, organises the stakeholders into structures and promotes involvement of community based organisations to ensure sustainability.

Short term aims:

  • To inculcate education and training for the women about female infanticide and its consequences.
  • To provide an effective intervention on HIV/AIDS among rural masses.
  • To continue the on-going activities at Tsunami hit areas.

Long term aims:
The purpose of the project is into 3 fold.

  • To bring down the incidence of female infanticide at Chellampatti Block in Madurai District.
  • To provide HIV/AIDS prevention and care & support among the rural masses especially women and children.
  • To continue the livelihood and life skill education to women and children at the Tsunami affected areas (Sinnoorpettai at Karaikal)

Expected Results

  • Reduced impact of female infanticide in the target areas.
  • Awareness and clarity on pregnancy and child care among stakeholders.
  • Reduction in the gender divide in communities.
  • Enhanced clarity on gender roles among community members.
  • Improved understanding on sex and sexuality among adolescent girls.
  • Improved knowledge on STD & HIV/AIDS.
  • Improvement in treatment seeking behaviour among community members for STD and RTI.
  • Safe sexual practices among community members.
  • Conducive environment for positive living of People Living with HIV/AIDS.
  • Increase in number of positive speakers at community level.