Pukaar: 75th issue published

Published: October 17, 2011

Naz Foundation International (NFI) is an international development agency headquartered in the UK, with its regional programme office based in Lucknow, India, where it implements a regional programme of technical and institutional assistance to support its South Asia country partners to strengthen their capacity to support locally-based MSM and HIV and sexual health interventions in their countries.

Pukaar is the NFI’s quarterly journal focusing on Asia male sexualities and well-being.  NFI, through Pukaar, has been informing its readers about the issues, needs and concerns we work with during the last 15 years.  We have been articulating the concerns around  male-male sexualities, sexual health and related concerns.  The first issue of Pukaar was published during February 1993.

NFI is happy to bring out the 75th issue of Pukaar this month. The latest edition of Pukaar (October 2011, Issue No. 75), celebrates its 75th edition along with 15 years of NFI working with MSM sexualities and sexual health in Asia. This expanded edition of Pukaar outlines the history of the development of Naz Foundation International, and the model of technical support that has evolved over the years.

Pukaar can be downloaded from the link:
http://nfi.net/Oct11Pukaar.pdf

The 75th issue broadly deals with topics like:

In the beginning – 1988 and all that  – a brief review of the history of NFI from its beginnings:

A model of technical support to MSM, transgender and hijra populations explicated – the NFI model of technical support and assistance explained;

At the 10th ICAAP, Busan – APCOM engagement at the 10th ICAAP
APCOM Busan Declaration
Homonormativity – the hegemony of ‘LGBT’
Non-hijra transgenders struggle for identity
The Gulf’s gender anxiety
US embassy’s Pride celebrations in Islamabad more damage than support
Building the momentum to prevent HIV in MSM
Homosexuality in Islam – a book review
Who takes risks?
Gonorrhea strain found ‘resistant to antibiotics’
Explosion’ of sex-spread hepatitis C in HIV-positive men

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