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Networking zone

Artistic designs to educate community about ongoing HIV cure research

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Networking Zones Channel
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This activity will feature a diverse set of presentations about HIV cure. Music and discussions with researchers and advocates will be the core of this networking zone. Several community representatives will interact with researchers and ask those big HIV cure questions.
Exhibition booth NGO

Yathu Yathu: For us, by us, with us!

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NGO Booth Channel
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Zambart is a Zambian research organisation established in 2004 from a research collaboration between the School of Medicine at the University of Zambia and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) that spans over 20 years. From the initial studies of the impact of HIV on the clinical presentation and outcome of Tuberculosis, the scope and partnership of the research have expanded widely. Zambart has grown to become one of the leading research groups supporting healthcare advances in TB and HIV. Since 1989, Zambart has actively partnered with the Zambian government through direct collaboration in healthcare research. Zambart also works closely with other research organizations and academic institutions within Africa, and worldwide to help innovatively reduce the public-health burden caused by the dual epidemics in resource-limited communities in Zambia and beyond. The Yathu Yathu (For us, by us) study aims to provide such evidence. Through a cluster-randomised trial, this study will evaluate the impact of community-based, peer-led SRH services on knowledge of HIV status and coverage of key SRH services among AYP aged 15-24. The study will be conducted in two communities in Lusaka.The Yathu Yathu intervention is made up of 2 main components: 1.) Delivery of comprehensive SRH services by peer support workers, lay counsellors and a nurse at community-based places called hubs, and 2.) Innovative “prevention points card” (PPC) system.
Exhibition booth NGO

Migrant community arts-based HIV prevention and support

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NGO Booth Channel
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Our interactive online booth will bring to life arts-based approaches to HIV prevention and support based on METRO Charity's work with Latin American and Eastern European communities living in London. Our booth will include interactive activities such as short film screenings, virtual-reality films, and creative games, as well as displaying examples of arts-based HIV prevention and support work, such as photography, theatre, video-clips, poetry, drawings and art work produced in HIV workshops with Latin American and Polish migrants living in London. The aim of the interactive booth will be to demonstrate how creative arts-based approaches can inform and empower migrant communities around HIV prevention and support. The booth will show how such approaches can make migrant communities stronger and more resilient and reduce HIV related stigma, and will inspire other attendees at the Global Village to explore arts-based HIV prevention and support approaches. An online forum will be set up to allow interested attendees to share ideas, suggestions and ask questions following the conference.
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POP INN: A men who have sex with men and transgender safe space

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NGO Booth Channel
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The Aurum Institute NPC has over 21 years' experience in leading the response, treatment and research efforts to eventually eradicate TB and HIV in South Africa. Aurum has been working alongside government entities and local communities to better understand global health challenges and to provide real time solutions. The POP INN Wellness Centres, launched in October 2019, offer free sexual health services to men who have sex with men and transgender women in Tembisa, Mbombela, Pietermaritzburg and Durban. The centres provide a safe space for key population communities to come, get tested for HIV, STIs and TB, talk to a counsellor and get PrEP and ART. The centres also provide free wifi, access to computers and a safe space to sit and talk.
Cultural activity Film Screening

Kapana

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Film Screening Channel
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‘Kapana’ is a Namibian positive gay love story. In Namibia, sodomy is still a crime. As a result, gay relationships are stigmatized against. This is made worse when the person is also living with HIV. Many gay or bisexual men live in the closet. They hide their relationships and those happen often under unsafe circumstances. ‘Kapana’ follows the story of George, insurance broker, openly gay, with a supportive family and friends and his meeting with Simeon, a kapana seller (kapana is the local name for barbecued meat) who doesn’t want to accept he is gay and cannot imagine a place where he could be happy having a relationship with a man. It is a film about love and life in a country where such love is forbidden. It is a romance and we hope the film will help trigger discussions around the need to decriminalise such relationships.
Cultural activity Art Exhibit

Stories of Resilience

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Art Exhibits Channel
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The written and visual artwork displayed at this exhibition were collected as the #StoriesofResilience. The intention of this exhibition is to share the different realities experienced by young communities responding to HIV, focusing specifically on their resilience against HIV stigma. The pieces highlight personal experiences which allow viewers to witness the many meanings of resilience and commemorate the bravery displayed by these communities.
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Tajik Family Planning Association

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NGO Booth Channel
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Tajik Family Planning Association, TFPA, is a non-governmental organization that promotes the protection of human rights including SRHR. TFPA, as a member association of International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF), engages a wide range of supporters through volunteerism and social partnership. TFPA applies innovative approaches in providing access to information resources and services in the field of SRHR for vulnerable segments of society in Tajikistan. We envision a Tajikistan where every person is healthy and well informed, families and individuals make free and informed choices regarding their SRHR, everybody enjoys equal access to high quality SRH services, children are born wanted, and gender equity are observed and protected.
Cultural activity Film Screening

BADLAV - A step towards Resilience

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Film Screening Channel
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Two counsellors arrive at a city and educate people about HIV-AIDS. But what happens after their arrival and who is hidden behind it is a mystery
Networking zone

Youth Café

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Networking Zones Channel
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The Youth Café acts as a place where youth can create connections with other activists over a delicious cup of (virtual) coffee. The Youth Café will help build meaningful, ongoing connections over the full conference period between young researchers, policy-makers, and people living with HIV, which could impact the research and policy agenda. Not only will connections be made, but new ideas for involving youth have the potential to be generated. Ultimately, it will become a place where youth can gather, feel connected over sharing coffee together, and empower each other.
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Use of ICT tools for sexual and reproductive health and HIV information for young people and vulnerable groups

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YONECO has been in youth programming for over 22 years. This booth will share and display issues on provision of psychosocial support to adolescents living with HIV. Adolescents living with HIV need understanding around stigma and how to cope with it, in order to promote their mental well being In this booth people will learn how Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can assist in the fight against HIV in various ways such as strengthening mass communication around prevention and treatment, sharing messages of anti-stigma, providing a medium for research and advocacy, and other forms of information sharing.
Exhibition booth NGO

ICASO and Corresponsales Clave

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NGO Booth Channel
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The booth will feature publications from a wide variety of community organizations from around the world, including ICASO's partners from around the world. The booth will be a space to exchange information and lessons, make contact with partners and overall, serve as a reference point in the Global Village for learning, networking and exchange of information and experiences. The complex humanitarian emergency in Venezuela - and the work ICASO and partners are doing - will feature prominently.
Networking zone

ATLAS VIRTUAL: A storytelling experience

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Networking Zones Channel
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ATLAS VIRTUAL offers a streaming program (6 - 10 July) with impressive stories of People Living with HIV (also in times of Covid-19) from all over the world. And a daily live talk show from Amsterdam, followed by a chat. ALTAS VIRTUAL will stream an 8-hour program 3 times a day (6 - 10 July) with stories, documentaries and photographs of People Living with HIV (PLHIV). The collection has been built up over the last years. In the last few months, new stories have been produced about PLHIV in times of Covid-19. The live stream will feature a daily talk show from a studio in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. We will have guests, sharing stories and experiences in Storytelling and live music. Expect a great line up of guests, among them women, youth and long term survivors, artists and community experts. The talk show will be followed by a one-hour online chat. ATLAS VIRTUAL is a community-based project. Over the last years, we interviewed, filmed and photographed inspiring PLHIV, all over the world, portraying a hugely diverse group of community members. ATLAS VIRTUAL shows the strength of HIV communities. Our work has resulted in documentaries, hundreds of filmed stories, exhibitions, presentations and social media campaigns. See: www.atlas2018.org. In the last few months we portrayed again - this time online - the brave men and women living with HIV who have shared their impressive stories with us over the past years again. How are they doing now in times of Covid-19?