ICA Bluesky Workshop: Discussion Group on Culture-Centred Collaborations With Disenfranchised Communities

Many communicative interventions are exceedingly top-down wherein organisations already have a standard formula of intervention to achieve desired outcomes. Often, these interventions are intrusive to a community’s culture and does nothing more than provide temporary solace, if at all.

The ICA Bluesky Workshop is all about community-driven interventions that put community members and their needs front and centre. The workshop attempts to answer two important questions:

  • What does it mean when a community and their culture is in direct dialogue with the intervention that is supposed to transform their lives?
  • What does a culture-centred intervention look like?

We invite scholars, activists and practitioners who are involved in similar projects to have a fruitful and learning workshop with us on 26 May, 15:30 – 16:45, at Hilton San Diego Bayfront.

CARE White Paper: HIV Prevention Among MSM in Singapore

In the backdrop of escalating HIV infections rates among men who have sex with men (MSM) in Singapore and recent public debates on homosexuality, Daniel Teo and Mohan Dutta briefly outline the key barriers to developing HIV-prevention programmes for this marginalised segment of the population. This article also sets up the theoretical foundation and impetus for culture-centered research on the sexual health of MSM in Singapore, one of the projects currently undertaken by CARE in collaboration with Oogachaga, a counselling and personal development organization for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) individuals. Click here to read the full paper.