Equity in focus: Tackling inequalities
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Manisha Dhakal
Blue Diamond Society, Nepal
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Inequality, discrimination and poverty continue to drive the HIV pandemic and present the greatest barrier to ending HIV as a public health threat. Community-led organizations are at the forefront of the struggle for equity. This session will outline the growing challenges of: criminalization of key populations, stigma and discrimination; the challenges of first responses (including medical torture, loss of dignity and forced testing); the position of women with regards to marriage, access to treatment, prevention of vertical transmission and sex work; gender inequality and gender-based violence; access to information on health rights; and access to testing and treatment. The session will also highlight the vital role of community-led organizations in addressing these challenges.
15:00
5 min
Introduction
Blue Diamond Society, Nepal
15:05
8 min
Unmasking shadows: Decriminalizing trans people, sex workers, drug users and men who have sex with men in the HIV response
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, United States
15:13
8 min
Legal landscapes: The influence of legislation on the lives and rights of the HIV community
HIV Justice Network, Netherlands, the
15:21
8 min
Unravelling the impact of anti-rights movements on the HIV response: A deep dive
Funders Concerned About AIDS, Germany
15:29
8 min
Inclusive care: Addressing gender inequalities in the HIV response
International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), Argentina
15:37
18 min
Q&A and conclusion
Blue Diamond Society, Nepal
MPact Global Action for Gay Men’s Health and Rights, United States
HIV Justice Network, Netherlands, the
Funders Concerned About AIDS, Germany
International Community of Women Living with HIV (ICW), Argentina
15:55
5 min
Prudence Mabele Prize
Advocacy for the Prevention of HIV and AIDS (APHA), South Africa
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