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AIDS 2012: AIDS Activism Today: Reigniting the Spark

AIDS 2012: AIDS Activism Today: Reigniting the Spark

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People living with HIV and their allies in social justice and human rights movements have been a vital and driving force behind the global AIDS response. AIDS activists have secured access to treatment and prevention, fought against the structural discrimination of key affected populations, and demanded that communities affected by AIDS are central in the design and implementation of AIDS programming. However, the struggle is far from over. This session will explore ways of quickening the pulse of the AIDS movement at this critical time when the AIDS response is under threat and activism is being marginalized. The session will honour and explore the tactics and strategies successfully employed by activists and provide a platform for young activists, using new tools to respond to an evolving crisis, to make their voices heard.

Introduction

Drug Users in the Fight for Access to Treatment

  • Alexei Kurmanaevskii, Russian Federation

The Sex Worker Activist Response

  • Khavtini Slamah, Malaysia

 What Does AIDS Activism Look Like in the US?

  • Gina Brown, United States

Activism in Egypt

  • Eman Said, Egypt

Youth-Led Activism

  • Selbi Jumayeva, Kyrgyzstan

Questions and Answers

Event Date

Jul 26, 2012