Sexuality Weblinks

General Resources

About.com

Information about alcoholism and substance abuse including self-assessment screening quizzes.

Action for Autism (AFA)

This is a website for a Delhi-based organisation, AFA that provides 'support and services to persons with autism and those who work with them in South Asia'. The website has information regarding care and services for autistic children in India as well as links to information and education resources about autism.

AIDSTAR-Two

AIDSTAR-Two's database of organisational capacity building tools provides program planners and implementers a broad array of ways to advance their programs, institutions, and networks working on HIV and AIDS around the world. Each month, they feature a tool/resource and invite participants to adapt it to their local context. A discussion forum to share information on the featured tools/resources is also available.

Al-Anon

Al-Anon is an organisation that provides support for families, friends and others affected by alcoholics. The website provides links to Al-Anon International where you can find listings for Al-Anon resources and meeting locations in India. The website provides links to Alateen, a site specifically for young people who’s lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking.

Alcoholics Anonymous

The site provides information about alcoholism and alcoholics anonymous meetings in India. Good links to FAQ and meeting locations and schedules in India.

AllAboutDepression.com

The mission of AllAboutDepression.com is to provide a valuable resource for visitors seeking information about clinical depression online. This website offers information about depression, signs, symptoms, self-assessment, and treatment.

AVERT: AIDS & HIV Education and Research Trust

Avert is an international AIDS charity based in the U.K that provides information on HIV/AIDS education, prevention, testing, and treatment. The website is continually updated to include the most up to date information. The site is easy to navigate and provides reliable information and resources.

Befrienders International

Befrienders is a suicide prevention network operating in over 40 countries, including India. Their website provides information and referrals to support services. Click the ‘Find a Helpline’ to link to information about services in India.

Disability India Network

This is an India-based website that provides a network of support and information about disability services throughout the country.

Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee (DMSC), Calcutta

DMSC is a forum exclusively of sex workers and their children set up to create solidarity and collective strength among a larger community of sex workers, forge a positive identity for themselves, and facilitate a space for acting on their own behalf. The operational activities of the programme are designed around centralised clinical services, which are supported by a team of outreach workers who are all sex workers. DMSC is involved in crisis mitigation on behalf of its sex-worker members and has been taking steps to improve their immediate working conditions. They operate a helpline, mainly for seropositive sex workers and their families to help them cope with the social and psychological traumas associated with being HIV-positive. The collective is also involved in a variety of advocacy initiatives designed to articulate their rights as citizens.

GenderStats

This electronic database includes sex-disaggregated data by country and region on a wide variety of topics, including health, nutrition, and violence; education; poverty and socioeconomic roles; and political participation. Data comes from national statistics, UN databases, and World Bank surveys and is updated continuously.

HIV INSITE: Centre for HIV Information

The site provides up-to-date information on HIV/AIDS treatment, prevention and policy from the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine. Link to the ‘Basics’ section for general information and FAQ’s.

HOPE TRUST

HOPE TRUST is a comfortable rehabilitation facility where clients are treated with care and concern. It was established in 2002, as a 12-bed facility. Today, it has grown to 50 beds for men and women housed in three facilities. Hope Trust has earned an international reputation for its commitment, ethical standards and professional approach toward effective treatment of addictions.

Lawyer’s Collective

The Lawyer’s Collective provides free legal services, conducts advocacy and policy research on legal and human rights issues, and develops publications, documentation and trainings through their HIV and AIDS Unit and Women’s Rights Division. The organisation produces a variety of public education material on the rights of HIV-positive people and conducts public education campaigns to raise awareness on various issues relating to HIV and AIDS, same-sex relationships, domestic violence, and stigma and discrimination related to these issues.

Maithri

The website of the South India based voluntary organisation, Maithri (affiliated to Befrienders India) has links to FAQ about suicide and depression.

Mind, For Better Mental Health

Mind believes in empowering individuals to understand their condition and the choices available to them. Their Infoline offers callers confidential help for the price of a local call and their Legal Advice Service provides information on mental health related law to the public, service users, family members/carers, mental health professionals and mental health advocates.

Narcotics Anonymous India (NA India)

Narcotics Anonymous is a community-based organisation for recovering addicts. The website provides information about NA recovery meetings throughout India. There are links for meeting schedules in Bangalore, Bhuvaneshwar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Darjeeling, Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai, and Nangal.

National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism

The website is sponsored by the US government and offers information about alcoholism. The link to FAQ covers useful topics.

Naz Foundation

The NAZ Foundation’s mission is to raise awareness to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS and providing support to those affected by it, with sensitivity and confidentiality. Naz Foundtion works with men who have sex with men, truckers, women and children. It runs the only care home for HIV Positive women and children in New Delhi. Its work involves prevention strategies, care and support, research, and advocacy. Issues around advocacy include collaborating with several NGOs in India calling for the repeal of anti-sodomy laws.

Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Life Centre

The website of this US-based group has information and learning resources is geared toward people with disabilities and their families. The site has interesting links to information on Care, Leisure, Support and Wellness (including for spouses and parents of people with disabilities).

Sanjivini

This is the website for a Delhi-based NGO that offers counselling services. Their website offers articles on depression, anxiety and mental illnesses as well as an informative FAQ section.

Sexuality and Disability

This is a website that starts with the premise that women who are disabled are sexual beings - just like any other woman. It discusses a wide range of topics related to sexuality without shying away from them - parts of it are explicit. People have different views of what is and isn't appropriate and it includes them all. This website is accessible to people with disabilities; special features have been included to ensure this.

Smokefree.gov

Smokefree.gov provides free, accurate, evidence-based information and professional assistance to help support the immediate and long-term needs of people trying to quit smoking.

The Body: A Complete HIV/AIDS Resource

Provides information and education about HIV prevention and AIDS treatment and care around the world. This site has information for the layperson as well as for professionals looking for the latest information on HIV and AIDS, on policy and advocacy related issues, events and conferences.

Web Health Centre

This India based website provides reliable information about many important health related issues. For information about alcohol and substance abuse, addiction, treatment and recovery, click the link under the section ‘Health Topics’ for alcoholism and de-addiction resources.

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