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UN HLM side event: A dialogue on HIV and Human Rights


Aids Alliance

At the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS in New York this week a side event will take place to highlight why HIV prevention must target those at higher risk of HIV (key populations).

The event, titled ‘A Dialogue on HIV and Human Rights: Universal Access for Key Affected Populations’ has been organised by the International HIV/AIDS Alliance and International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and is hosted by the UK and South African governments.

HIV-related human rights issues, such as stigma and discrimination, will be addressed during this event. Emphasis will be place on rights-based approaches to ensure that key populations benefit from national responses.

The event takes place Thursday 6 June, 1:15–2:30 pm, North Lawn Building, Conference Room 6.

It is a ticketed event and space is limited so tickets will be distributed on a first-come-first-served basis. View the invitation.

You can read our 7 key messages for the High Level Meeting and all of the activities that Alliance partners are involved in this week.

The event will be chaired by Michaela Clayton, Executive Director of ARASA.

Supporting partners of the event are:

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF); The Foundation for AIDS Research (AmfAR), Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+), International Network of People who use Drugs (INPUD), Harm Reduction International, Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE), Center of Excellence for Transgender health, Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP); AIDS FONDS; SAfAIDS; and the Stop AIDS Alliance.

Speakers will include:

  • Michel Kazachtkine, Executive Director of The Global Fund for AIDS, TB and Malaria.
  • Stephen O’Brien, UK Government Minister for International Development.
  • Marcela Romero, from Argentina, on people who are transgender. Marcella is the regional director of REDLACTRANS, a regional network which has been working with the Alliance since 2007. Marcella has recently written about violence against transgender people in Latin America. She is also vice president of Federación Argentina de Lesbianas Gays Bisexuales y Trans and a member of the Association of Transvestites, Transsexuals and Transgendered People of Argentina.
  • Alexei Kurmanayevsky, from Russia, on injecting drug users (TBC).
  • Othman Mellouk from Morocco. He is Co-Chair of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV and Advocacy Coordinator for the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition (ITPC) for North Africa. He will be speaking on men who have sex with men.
  • Penninah Mwangi, Director of Bar Hostess Association, Kenya, on sex workers.
  • A South African Health Minister/High Level Representative.