AIDS 2012 in Washington DC July 22-27 will be a landmark gathering for the Black Diaspora and people of African Descent from around the world. Over 70% of all people living with HIV globally are Black and of African Descent, the majority living in Sub-Saharan Africa.
This epidemic is Black. We are too often invisible or neglected in global HIV/AIDS dialogues, yet encompass vulnerable populations of Men who have sex with Men, transgender populations, sex workers, women, youth, people who use drugs, and migrant and mobile populations. People of African Descent in North America, the Caribbean, Latin America, Western Europe, the United Kingdom and the Pacific share disproportionate vulnerabilities to and impacts of HIV/AIDS and our time to demand change is now.
The conference theme for AIDS 2012 is “Turning the Tides” and we are calling out an S.O.S.
We need YOUR support to empower ABDGN to mobilize the engagement of our diverse communities at AIDS 2012; from recent African mobile populations in the Global North and European Union, to multi-generational populations in the Caribbean, to the refugee and detention populations in countries around the world, to the Descendants of the transatlantic slave trade now living in the Americas for hundreds of years
Empower ABDGN NOW! 5$ to take a stand 5 ways:
Stand with us on the shore to help fight for recognition of our communities as vulnerable populations
Stand with us on the shore to help fight for our basic health and human rights
Stand with us on the shore to build a programme of activities and a global plan of action
Stand with us on the shore as we celebrate the historical, social and cultural ties the connect us
Help bring individuals living with HIV/AIDS from our communities across the Diaspora to Washington 2012 to stand with us
Interested in learning more about the policy issues that impact our communities globally? Want to get a deeper understanding of our epidemics around the world and gain insights into possible outcomes and actions we can work on together?
Access the Global Policy Report commissioned by ABDGN for a comprehensive review and discussion of key strategic directions for coordinated HIV/AIDS responses for African and Black populations in the Diaspora, inclusive of migrant, immigrant and refugee populations.
ABDGN is conducting a survey as part of a global consultation to learn more about the individuals and organizations working on Diaspora and HIV/AIDS issues. We are also seeking to document the strategies and interventions developed and/or used by our target populations across various global regions.
The survey takes approximately 25-30 minutes to complete and you can save your responses and come back to complete the survey when time permits. Preliminary results from this consultation will be posted on our website in spring 2011.
Help us engage more effectively with African and Black communities in the Diaspora and know that your contributions will be used to improve our efforts in facilitating effective coordinated global responses to HIV/AIDS in our populations.
As a unified “networks of networks” ABDGN understands that forging new partnerships and strengthening existing links are necessary steps in achieving our goals. From national and international civil society organizations, to government departments and agencies with mandates on international health, health policy and/or migrant populations, ABDGN would like to build relationships with diverse stakeholders that will lead to improved coordinated response to HIV/AIDS for ABD populations.
Whether it is endorsing your initiative, partnering on community-based research projects, disseminating information and resources through our networks, having an ABDGN representative participate in strategic committees or think tanks, or co-hosting meetings and events, we encourage you to share your ideas, suggestions and opportunities with us. Our scope is global with a focus on Western Europe, North America, United Kingdom, and Australia.
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