Stories by What’s Preventing Prevention

Our Just Like You campaign features in first UK Trans Pride event

Roni Guetta, a volunteer working on the Alliance’s What’s Preventing Prevention? campaign reports on the first UK Trans Pride event which took place in Brighton last weekend.

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The Power of We: Getting commitment to human rights and HIV in the Commonwealth

We often hear that HIV activism is dead. But a recent example where the International HIV/AIDS Alliance joined forces with other campaigning organisations and partners across the world demonstrated just what the Power of We can achieve in the fight to keep human rights at the top of national and international agendas. Continue reading  >

Human Rights Day and HIV: beyond rhetoric

US Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, addressed representatives of world governments a few days ago in Geneva with remarks in recognition of Human Rights Day. She focused her speech on the protection the human rights of gay, lesbian, bisexual, and … Continue reading  >

Developing country ownership in South Sudan

In September 2011, Florence Bayoa, Country Director of Alliance South Sudan, and Dr. Esterina Novello Nylock, Chairperson of the South Sudan HIV/AIDS Commission visited the UK at the invitation of the Alliance’s What’s Preventing Prevention? campaign. Here they speak about their work together in South Sudan. Continue reading  >

Communities keeping babies healthy in South Sudan

Claire was born four weeks ago, just a few days before 9 July 2011, which marked the official birth of the Republic of South Sudan, the newest state in the world. Claire’s eyes are just opening to the world in … Continue reading  >

Community campaigning for maternal health in Uganda

As part of the MNCH project, the Alliance in Uganda is playing a pivotal role in the development of the Maternal Health Coalition, a campaign that demands an effective improvement in the delivery of maternal health care all along the health chain in Uganda, Continue reading  >

Historic resolution on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

The Alliance sees the first UN resolution ever to focus exclusively on human rights violations based on sexual orientation and gender identity as an enormously positive step forward. Continue reading  >

Iranian doctors honoured for giving a voice to the voiceless

Doctors Kamiar and Arash Alaei, known for putting issues related to HIV/AIDS on Iran’s national health care agenda, are winners of the 2011 Jonathan Mann Award for Global Health and Human Rights. Awo Ablo, Alliance Director of External Relations was in the audience as they were honored at the awards ceremony in Washington DC last week. Continue reading  >

Reflections on new Global Plan to eliminate HIV among children and keep their mothers healthy

Along with the new Political Declaration on AIDS the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS saw the launch of a new Global Plan to eliminate HIV among children and keep their mothers healthy. Kate Iorpenda looks at the strengths of the plan and points out a glaring omission: the lack of discussion of key populations. Continue reading  >

Holy See takes “a huge step backwards” at UN High Level Meeting on AIDS

Reflections on the tense moments that saw the new Political Declaration on HIV/AIDS pass at the UN High Level Meeting on AIDS 2011 and the disappointingly regressive stance the Holy See took to the document. Continue reading  >