The Stigma Guides are the final product of the efforts of the ILEP Temporary Expert Group on Stigma, that aimed to address a number of practical questions regarding stigma, stigma assessment and stigma reduction interventions, including counselling, that had arisen in leprosy control programmes. The Guides are written in a generic format, so that they can be used with other stigmatised conditions also.
They are available free of charge on a dedicated ILEP/INFOLEP web page: www.infolep.org/stigma-guides
Only a limited number copies of each guide have been printed in English. The Guides are meant to be used in electronic format and, after translation, may be as printed documents. An electronic template is available to facilitate translation in other languages, using the Adobe programme Indesign. The templates will be made available to whoever wants to use them.