HIV Advocates

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HIV Advocates is a global initiative to share news, experiences, strategies and new tools that will energize human rights movements and communities fighting HIV/AIDS.

Both veteran activists and those new to the fight - will be encouraged to explore the power of social media and new ways of collaboration to end HIV/AIDS stigma and discrimination.

This initiative is supported by Levi Strauss Foundation and powered by B-Change Foundation.

Existing Tools

The world wide web and social media is overflowing with resources for the 21st Century advocate. We present our carefully selected tolkit will help your organisation amplify its efforts.

The 2013 report of Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) shows that there is a 33 per cent reduction on infections among children and adults, with greater access to anti-retroviral drugs and treatments.

The Lawyers Collective and O’Neill Institute developed this free, up to date and user-friendly database, which includes more than 1000 judgments, constitutions and international instruments on the intersection between health and human rights around the world.

The MSM Global Forum (MSMGF) has produced advocacy for toolkit for individuals and organizations involved in the MSM response to HIV to enable them to "become advocates right now, whoever and wherever they happen to be".

Learn how to geographically target your YouTube videos using keywords and Google Earth.

Useful legal references and other resources created by legal experts and civil society advocates to help combat policies and laws which criminalise people living with HIV.

Advocacy Stories

Our community partners share their experience on their journey towards a world without AIDS. Video, text and pictures illustrate lessons learned that can help your organisation map out its road to positive social change. Upload your own stories and help others along the way.

Tenda Biru is an area known for its sex workers in Bekasi, West Java. But even as the place is located in the margins, there is hope that it will not remain in silence, as the idea of human rights makes a dent.

Prostitution is illegal in China where sex workers experience regular police raids and forced detention in rehabilitation centres. As a result, women deal with unsafe and unhealthy working conditions and lack of access to health care, including HIV prevention.

More than a hundred health care workers, people living with HIV/AIDS and experts gathered together to discuss how to end medical discrimination against PLHIV and protect occupational safety for health care workers in Beijing. This Red Ribbon was thought to be impossible as patients and doctors themselves have locked horns over right to health and occupational safety.

Has HIV activism really slackened off? Daniel Brace believes that it is alive and well in Australia.

Civil society are calling India to immediately release affordable access to Hepatitis-C treatment and oppose patents to such life saving drug and treatment.

Advocacy Calendar

An open-source diary of events, campaigns and activities related to social justice and the fight to end AIDS. A free widget is available allowing organisations and individuals to embed this calendar on their websites.

  • July 20, 2012 - 8:30am to 7:30pm
    Advocacy[2.0] Summit