|Address||Rue de la Pépinière, 6 - B-1000 Bruxelles (Belgium)|
|Contact Person||Maureen Louhenapessy|
|Telephone||+32 2 502.68.27|
SidAids – Migrants/Siréas is a health promotion service , founded in 1986 based in the Siréas organisation working on advocacy (migrants assylum seekers …). Sidaids sets up STI's and Hiv/ AIDS prevention programs aimed at migrants and refugees on the territory of the Federation Wallonia-Brussels and develop support programs for migrants living with HIV / AIDS . These programs are designed to address the specific vulnerabilities of migrant populations and the focus is on particularly vulnerable groups within communities (LGBT, PVVIH, women, undocumented people...)
The general aim of Vzw SIREAS, is to provide different form of help to anyone, especially migrants and refugees, regardless of race or philosophical opinion, political or religious.
Over the years, the activities and services developed by our organisation where adapted to the social, cultural and professional integration problems changing in Belgium and the socio-political situation in Europe and in the world.
The main objective of the service is to contribute to improved health for the migrant population, to participate in reducing the incidence of HIV / AIDS and its psychosocial impact among migrant communities and strengthening communities regarding the management of their own health, including promoting equal access for everyone to prevention, treatment , screening and care, and community involvement.
SidAids – Migrants/Siréas activities :
- Aids/STi prevention session, and special session (sexual health, diversity,discrimination)
- Distribution male and female condoms
- Providing and dissemination of prevention tools / information / educational for migrants
- Community work , activities for PLWHIV
- Community emporwerment
- Production of appropriate prevention tools
- Training for the communities peer education / health community workers
- Research and data collection
- Expertise Hiv and migration, discrimination against PLWHIV
- Training sessions for psychological, medical and social professionals
- Outreach work (street, festivals, living environments, community)