We are currently emphasising two strands of advocacy work:
#whystopnow? World AIDS Day 2012
Plans for World AIDS Day 2012 are now well advanced: The Secretary of State for International Development, Rt Hon Justine Greening MP, will be appearing alongside Pamela Nash MP and others, in a panel discussion jointly hosted by the Consortium and the All Party Parliamentary Group on HIV and AIDS. We will be publishing a Stocktake Report celebrating the contribution member organisations have made to the global response to HIV and AIDS in 2011-12 and mobilising around our whystopnow? campaign theme. Further details of how you can engage with this campaign will be circulated in a special bulletin later this week. Further information firstname.lastname@example.org. More
Engaging in Post-2015 Development Goals discussions. More
In early November 2012, the Consortium Secretariat and members engaged in the UN’s High Level Panel meeting on the Post 2015 Development held in London. We drew on messaging developed in our written evidence to the UK Parliamentary International Development Committee Inquiry in September, articulating a distinct case for a continued emphasis on addressing HIV and AIDS. In parallel, the Consortium continues to help shape ’must have’ messages for global health, partnering with nine other UK-based global health networks. These formed the basis of an article by Peter Piot on the eve of the London summit. If you would like to engage in post 2015 discussions around HIV and AIDS, please contact Ben@aidsconsortium.org.uk. For wider discussions concerning global health, please contact Rebecca email@example.com at Action for Global Health.
An overview of our advocacy priorities:
We are entering a crucial stage in the AIDS response.
The global response to HIV, has, over the past 10 years, been unparalleled. More than 8 million people are now receiving treatment in low/middle income countries and the epidemic has been reduced or stabilized in 60 countries. Now, thanks to the innovations of science and financial investment an end to the epidemic is in sight.
But this opportunity could easily be lost, with international focus shifting away from HIV and funding being withdrawn. There is still a huge task ahead, with 9million people still without treatment and many minority groups still being the victim of stigma and discrimination. The Consortium recognises this and its advocacy priorities reflect what needs to be done to end the epidemic.
For a general description of our advocacy priorities in 2012, please read A United Voice – The UK Consortium’s advocacy priorities for 2011-12. Otherwise, follow the specific thematic links below.
Funding is vital. This is why the Consortium continues to emphasise the central important of UK government leadership globally. More
The Consortium believes that the human rights of minority groups must be protected in an effective response to HIV. More
The global response to HIV has been outstandingly successful. The Consortium wants to communicate these achievements so that other sectors get involved. More
The Consortium is working to champion the role of communities in the response to HIV by evaluating their impact on the epidemic. More
Access to medicines is critical. The Consortium is opposing moves to increase the barriers to treatment and is supporting the implementation of the Medicines Patent Pool. More