|1- Men Beyond Bridges: gender, masculinities and HIV/AIDS in the context of male out-migration in Uttar Pradesh (2007)|
As part of its Work with Men, SAHAYOG was interested in exploring the linkages between gender, masculinities and HIV/AIDS in the context of male out-migration in Uttar Pradesh. Towards this, in March 2007, SAHAYOG started a literature review and analysis of current intervention strategies. The review was supplemented with field visits to three eastern UP districts where there is high out-migration as well as high incidence of HIV. Extensive focus group discussions were conducted with forty-three select local NGOs working at the grassroots’ level on HIV/AIDS. With the help of local networks of HIV Positive Peoples living in Uttar Pradesh twelve PLHA, of whom seven were women, were interviewed, all of whom, except two women, had first-hand experience of migration in the recent past.