Awards & Recognition

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Awards Received: Kousalya

  • The World YMCA Women Leading Change Award:

    International Women’s Summit: World YMCA Council July 2007; Kenya 2007 – Changing Lives Changing Communities

  • Life Time Achievement Award

    – For extending care and support in a special way to HIV/AIDS people. (Offered by the Tamil Nadu Government's TNSACS)

  • Shree Ratna Award 2004

    – All India Women’s Education Fund Association. For courage in fighting HIV/AIDS and improving the quality of life of women living with HIV/AIDS and their children through self-disclosure and advocacy.

  • HIV Positive Women Activist – 2004

    of the Letter Foundation, Barcelona.

  • Scope Woman Exemplar 2006

    on the 5th March 2007. Kousalya: For her courage as a positive speaker, her role in advocating issues of women living with AIDS, and for her active participation in educating youth on preventing the epidemic disease.

  • Ashoka Fellowship:

    Kousalya Periaswamy, elected to the Asoka Fellowship (a global association of leading social entrepreneurs), in recognition of her vision, commitment and innovative solutions to some of society’s most pressing challenges.

  • Certificate of Honour

    by the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine, Tambaram and Sanatorium, for the Most Valuable Partnership and Collaboration in the Growth and Development of the Government Hospital of Thoracic Medicine in the Fight Against Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

Awards Received: Padmaja

  • Sirandha Sadanaiyalar Virudhu

    from TNSACS on World Aids Day, 2007.

  • Indian Representation in

    Master’s Training

    at Washington D.C, organized by CEDPA.