Zambia Network of Religious Leaders Living With or Personally Affected By HIV and AIDs (ZANERELA+)
Zambia Network of Religious Leaders Living with or Personally Affected by HIV and AIDS (ZANERELA+) is a Zambian Chapter for the international network of religious leaders – lay and ordained, women and men living with, or personally affected, by HIV (INERELA+), which was formed and got registered with the Registrar of Societies on the 20th September 2005 registration Number
It is recognized that religious leaders have a unique authority that plays a central role in providing moral and ethical guidance within their communities; indeed their public opinions can influence entire nations.
ZANERELA+ looks to empower its members to use their positions of respect within their faith communities in a way that breaks silence, challenges stigma and provides delivery of evidenced-based prevention, care and treatment services.
ZANERELA+ envisages a society free of HIV related stigma and discrimination, with empowered, resilient religious leaders living with or personally affected by HIV and AIDS.
ZANERELA+ exists to equip, empower and engage its members to live positively and openly as agents of hope and change in their faith communities and countries
ZANERELA+ promotes the ‘SAVE’ approach to HIV, a response that was originally formulated by the leaders of the African Network (ANERELA+). The SAVE approachprovides a more holistic way of preventing HIV by incorporating the principles of the ABC (Abstinence, Be faithful and Condom use) as well as providing additional information about HIV transmission and prevention, providing support and care for those already infected and actively challenging the stigma, shame, denial, discrimination, inaction and misaction (SSDDIM) so commonly associated with HIVSee more