News from STOPAIDS
Our Chair of Trustees, Georgia Burford, is running the Paris Marathon in 2 weeks, fundrasing for STOPAIDS. As if the challenge of a marathon wasn't enough, Georgia has pulled her Achilles tendon and been told by a physio not to run until the big day! Please consider sponsoring her by texting STAI05£X to 70 070, replacing X with the value you'd like to donate.
We have put together a report about our recent workshop on Sex Work and HIV. There, you can also have an overview of what our members are doing in this area.
News from our members
The International HIV/AIDS Alliance has released a new short film, Sugar For Your Child, featuring the story of Nahimana, 22. A mother of two, Nahimana gave birth to her first child when she was still just a child herself at 13, Nahimana visits a youth centre, RNJ+, supported through Link Up which is improving the sexual and reproductive health and rights of more than one million young people in Bangladesh, Burundi, Ethiopia, Myanmar and Uganda.
The ATHENA Network has launched a report with the AIDS Legal Network in New York last week, Diversity: Connecting the Pieces. This is a paper looking at how we can strengthen women's engagement with the Global Fund, and support the implementation of the Global Fund's gender equality strategy, especially as we move into the consultation on the next Global Fund institutional strategy.
ATHENA Network has also recently launched a new report from the Link Up project, in which they are a partner. The report: HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights: visions, voices and priorities of young people living with and most affected by HIV was developed in collaboration with the Global Youth Coalition on HIV and AIDS (GYCA), and with support from the International HIV/AIDS Alliance.
Trócaire has developed a practical programming guide for doing economic strengthening work with particular groups – i.e. as part of a wider HIV care and support intervention.
Trócaire has also developed a checklist on resilience, and how to consider HIV in the context of resilience.
The Kaleidoscope Trust has launched a new report into the challenges faced by LGBT people in the Commonwealth. Collaboration and Consensus, co-authored with The Royal Commonwealth Society, examines some of the ways in which Commonwealth institutions, nations and civil society can use some of the unique mechanisms of the Commonwealth to address discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
The March edition of the STRIVE Digest newsletter has been published. It contains fruitful resources, exciting news and links to previous Learning Labs.