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World AIDS Day events 2012

27
NOV
2012

Aids Alliance

Alliance Linking Organisations across the globe have organised a host of events to mark World AIDS Day 2012 (1 December).

Africa

The AIDS Consortium in South Africa is celebrating its twentieth anniversary with a new publication called '20- faces, 20 reasons’ which tells the stories of South Africans who have been living with HIV for 20 years or more. You can read it here.

Alliance Uganda will be participating in a TV Talk Show focusing on re-engaging leadership for an effective AIDS response in Uganda and safe male circumcision.

In Kenya KANCO will be taking part in a national event to support advocates working on TB/HIV integration. KANCO is also partnering with the National AIDS Control Council to host a beauty contest called ‘Mr and Miss Red Ribbon’, which aims raise awareness about issues affecting people living with HIV and TB and the importance of knowing your status. Read more in KANCO’s latest newsletter.

Positive Vibes in Namibia will be providing around 50 support groups with grants to do community outreach activities on World AIDS Day and reflecting on comrades lost over the years.

Asia

Alliance India is organising the ‘All India Run’ to raise awareness about HIV, with over 400 participants including people living with and affected by HIV. This will be followed by an event featuring music and drama performances from communities affected by HIV. Read more here.

In Cambodia KHANA hosted a panel discussion in collaboration with FHI360, PSI and CPN+ on the World AIDS Day theme of 'Getting to Zero.' The debate focused on the importance of scaling up services for most-at-risk populations, including entertainment workers, men who have sex with men and transgender persons, and people who use drugs.

The Malaysia AIDS Council is involved in 15 events, and a highlight will be the launch of the Red Ribbon Youth Club, which will raise awareness about HIV among young people. Find out more on the Red Ribbon Youth Club's Facebook page.

Rumah Cemara in Indonesia will be participating in a flash mob event co-ordinated by a partner MSM group, ABIASA. They will also be hosting local journalists to celebrate their contribution to the development of Rumah Cemara.

Eastern Europe

Alliance Ukraine is planning an event to raise awareness on HIV prevention, in cooperation with State Enterprise Ukrainian Railroads, Shell, and the National Aviation University. They will also be joining partners from the All-Ukrainian Network of People Living with HIV for an event on 1 December.

UK

The Alliance Secretariat has produced a report call on the UK government to commit to a Blueprint to achieving an HIV-free generation. You can read it here. The report will be presented on 28th November at an event co-organised by the UK Consortium on AIDS and Development and the All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS. Alliance Executive Director Alvaro Bermejo will be one of the speakers alongside Justine Greening, UK Secretary of State for International Development.

You can also visit our ‘What’s Preventing Prevention?’ site to take action and call for a UK Blueprint on HIV.