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Is AIDS Activism Dead?

July 19, 2010

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For more information on this session, including access to speaker presentations, please see the conference Programme-at-a-Glance.

This session will examine how leaders from key populations have made a difference by being involved. It will look at selected examples of how their meangful involvement in AIDS policy and programme design has improved the AIDS response, from advocating to change counter productive policies and laws such as criminalization of behavior, to ensuring that universal access targets, AIDS strategies, programmes and monitoring and evaluation systems take into consideration their realities and needs. All panelists will talk about what they have achieved because of meaningful involvement, what strategies they chose and why, and what challenges they faced along the way. Participants will learn about what meaningful involvement is, what it means and what its key elements are, what is needed to make meaningful involvement a reality and a success, and concrete examples of when meaningful involvement has lead to positive change and impact.

Presentations in This Session:

Panel Discussion

Kevin Moody (Netherlands)
International Coordinator and CEO, GNP+

Amal El Karouaoui (Egypt)
Consultant for Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Action

Sophie Strachan (United Kingdom)
Offender Health Trainer, Positively Women

Robert Carr (Jamaica)
Director of Policy and Advocacy, International Council of AIDS Services Organizations (ICASO)

Laxmi Narayan Tripathi (India)
Co-Founder and Director of CBO Astitva, Co-founders of the Asia-Pacific Network of Transgenders

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Is AIDS Activism Dead? (.mp3)

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