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Tribute to Andrew Hunter

27
DEC
2013

Aids Alliance

The Alliance’s Executive Director, Alvaro Bermejo, pays tribute to Andrew Hunter, President of the Global Network of Sex Work Projects who died on 26th December 2013.

“Andrew's passion, commitment and tireless efforts to improve the life of sex workers will be deeply missed. Whether or not he agreed with the Alliance (and more often than not he didn't) he always had a view worth listening to, a perspective from which I felt I could learn.

“I will treasure, amongst other things, his push to incorporate a stronger human rights strategy and programming at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS , Tuberculosis and Malaria and the way he kept reminding us of the dangers of approaching programming with men who have sex with men, people who use drugs and sex workers as if they were distinct population groups with little or no overlap.

“Andrew, rest in peace knowing your teachings will stay with us.”

Alvaro Bermejo, Executive Director, International HIV/AIDS Alliance

Read the statement from the Global Network of Sex Work Projects.