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Global Village Workshops Channel 2

Global Village session Workshop
Global Village Workshops Channel 2
Thu, Jul 9, 2020
06:00 AM - 07:00 AM
Session Description
Stigma limits the effectiveness of responses to HIV and has a profound impact on access to healthcare services across all points in the HIV care cascade. Getting to the heart of stigma is essential to ensure personal and structural barriers are overcome for all clients and in particular key populations (sex workers, men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and transgender people) who often experience increased and compounded stigma, whether internalized, in community or healthcare settings. Innovative ways to reduce stigma by building resilience need to be found and researchers, activists and healthcare workers have a key role to play in making a tangible difference. This workshop gives an opportunity to discuss hot topics around stigma and examples of good practice from healthcare providers providing stigma free services. The workshop will assist in better understanding the realities of people living with HIV, and specifically key populations and how to integrate these realities into more effective and stigma free approaches. Central messages/objectives of the workshop are: Know the difference between stigma and discrimination. Have the confidence to start difficult conversations. Be inspired by examples of good practice and ideas from peers in the session.