16/03/2014

La Paz, Bolivia. Catholics of Bolivia.

Actions taken in the Americas to use peace as a tool to fight AIDS.

Tuesday, June 25th 2013: June-Month of Peace to Overcome AIDS in the Americas. HIV-positive women and Latin-American Social Leaders push for June 27th to be the International Day of Peace to Overcome AIDS.

In accordance with the global programs carried out every year across five continents, The More Peace Less AIDS Foundation, ICW Latina and ICW Global will organize concrete actions from June 27th until the end of July to celebrate the Month of Peace to Overcome AIDS. These are ten of the countries which are taking part:
Argentina

Buenos Aires: On Thursday, June 27th President Dr. Virginia Simari of the Argentine Women Judges’ Association (AMJA) and Patricia Perez of The More Peace Less AIDS Foundation will sign an agreement at the Magistrates’ Association Headquarters at Lavalle 1334 in Buenos Aires.

Mendoza: On Thursday, June 27th from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. a meeting will be held over women’s sexual and reproductive rights within the framework of The More Peace Less AIDS campaign at the Apart Hotel Maué Dorrego 93 in Guaymallén, Mendoza.

Brazil

Rio de Janeiro: On Thursday, June 27th at Rua Ernesto do Souza, 143 – Andaraí, the following activities will be held:

-Presentation of The More Peace Less AIDS Campaign in Brazil. Presenter: Juçara Portugal, ICW Brazil.

-Presentation from the teacher and lawyer Liliana Carmo on the OAS resolution # 43. May 6th 2013 General Assembly on HIV and Human Rights.

-Debate on human rights, sexual violence, reproductive rights and on the status of women, girls and youth who are HIV-positive.

-Follow-up on the Planning of The Positive Voices Magazine for ICW Brazil- BEMFAM-CIAT from March 15th  2011

Costa Rica

San José: A meeting will be held on the follow-up to the national dialogue on HIV in coordination with the Ombudsman Office. Planned topics for discussion:

  1. The More Peace Less AIDS Campaign

  2. Preventing gender-based violence as a means to stop the transmission of HIV. -Peace in households-.

  3. Research results from the report made on the reality of life for HIV-positive women in Costa Rica jointly made by ICW, INAMU, UNAIDS and other institutions.


Ecuador

Guayaquil: On Saturday, July 27th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. the opening of a house convened by Alexandra Jaquelin Villavicencio Alonso, ICW Venezuela, will be celebrated with guests artists and other notable members of civil society and the municipality. Additional information following the event will be distributed.

El Salvador

San Salvador: On June 27th and 28th from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. a breakfast will be held in the Civic Square of the capital city with journalists over The More Peace Less Aids Campaign and HIV-prevention actions being taken.  Guadalupe Castañeda from ICW El Salvador will provide all informative material related to the campaign.

Guatemala

Guatemala City: On Thursday, June 27th from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. the ICW Guatemala chapter will present the Manual for Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness for HIV/AIDS-positive women as well the country’s plan for condom distribution together with the Ministry of Health and the UNFPA at the Radisson Hotel (1 av. 12-46 zona 10, Salones Tulipanes 2 and 3).

Bertha Chete from ICW Guatemala will present the group’s political position together with the Red Guatemalteca Mujeres Positivas en Acción within the framework of The More Peace Less AIDS Campaign. They will be seeking to promote the country’s responsibility to invest in the improvement of health, education and living standards for children, adolescents and adult Mayans, Xincas, Garifuna and Mestiza women.

The Manual for Sexual and Reproductive Health Awareness for HIV/AIDS-positive women has been nearly three years in the making through lobbying, negotiation, advocacy and technical work. Campaign pins will be passed out and participants will be able to take a picture alongside all of the invitees in front The More Peace Less AIDS vinyl background.

Nicaragua

Chinandega and León: On June 27th the departments of Chinandega and León will host outreach activities for The More Peace Less AIDS campaign so as to create alliances and jointly develop strategic actions. The activity will count on the participation of the departments’ mayors, religious leaders and various institutions that are shaped in the agenda of the Nicaraguan Commission on HIV/AIDS. With respect to the framework of the More Peace Less AIDS campaign, a forum will be held on HIV, violence, human rights, non-discrimination and the connection to the More Peace Less AIDS Foundation.

Arely Cano Meza from ICW Latina’s Regional Secretariat will be in charge of this activity.



Panama

Santiago Province: On June 27th a workshop will be held in the province of Santiago on violence as well as a leaflet distribution for The More Peace Less AIDS campaign with interviews and media presence. Edith Tristan of ICW Panama will be in charge of the activity.

Peru

Lima: On June 27th in ICW Peru’s headquarters on Av.Cuba No 523 in Jesús María de Lima a meeting will be hosted with women and social leaders as well as politicians to give support to The More Peace Less AIDS campaign in Peru.

Uruguay

Montevideo: In the morning of the 27th of June, The More Peace Less AIDS campaign will be presented under the leadership of Anahi Chittara and Maureen Brenson during The Uruguayan Commission on HIV/AIDS (CONASIDA) convocation.

Venezuela
Caracas: Musas will host a workshop on human, sexual and reproductive rights and on the status of HIV-positive women and girls at the headquarters of the organization and under the leadership of Grisbel Escobar, from ICW Venezuela. The activity will take place at Av. El Cuartel, vereda N° 2, casa N° 4, Catia, parroquia Sucre and the workshop will be held on the 27th of June from 1:30-5:30 pm.

Below, is a reminder of the meaning and origin of the International Day of Peace to Overcome HIV/AIDS that we instigated over seven years ago.

Thank you for your attention:

Significance and Origin of the International Day of Peace to Overcome AIDS

June 27th: International Day of Peace to Overcome AIDS

Since 2001, ICW Global, ICW Latina and the MPLAF have made the commitment to promote The International Day of Peace to Overcome AIDS on June 27th so as to promote a day of peace and positive action against the disease. Our global actions remind us how much we need to strengthen the commitment to the cause so as to improve the global social response to the pandemic and to seek other unexplored paths that link our actions with lasting peace, so as to counteract the devastating effects of AIDS.

The More Peace Less AIDS Foundation, ICW Global and ICW Latina have joint forces in their actions so as to promote peace, a definite tool which can be used to overcome human rights violations, domestic violence and stigma and discrimination within society.

On June 27th, 2001 the United Nations Declaration on AIDS (UNGASS) was sanctioned in New York City. HIV/AIDS was declared as a global emergency requiring immediate action. We need to reinforce that commitment.

Women and men of all ages, religions, races, ideologies and classes need to join forces so as to make a commitment to lasting peace so as overcome HIV/AIDS.

Across five continents, members of ICW Global and The More Peace Less AIDS Foundation alongside women, youth and adolescent pledge to celebrating June 27th as a day of action to promote peace as a tool to fight AIDS.

http://www.catolicasbolivia.org/articulo.php?cod_articulo=AR20130628145852