Caracas, Venezuela. Musas against AIDS.

Actions in the Americas for Using Peace to Overcome AIDS.

Today, we celebrate the International Day of Peace to Overcome AIDS.

UN- HIV-positive women and Latin-American Social Leaders push for June 27th to be the International Day of Peace to Overcome HIV/AIDS.

Twelve years ago on a day like today, the United Nations Declaration on HIV/AIDS (UNGASS) was adopted and HIV/AIDS was declared to be a global emergency, requiring immediate action. The More Peace Less AIDS Foundation, ICW Latina and ICW GLOBAL realized that there was a need to reinforce the commitment to make a difference and thus proposed June 27th to be celebrated as peace is a tool that allows us to overcome human rights violations, violence, stigma and discrimination in the working world and society.

Across five continents, actions are being taken and in Latin America specifically; Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Panama, Peru, Uruguay and Venezuela are very active.

In 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. The address is Av. El Cuartel, vereda N° 2, casa N° 4, Catia, parroquia Sucre and the workshop will be held from 1:30-5:30 pm. Finally, to not only limit participants to one single day, the organization will host activities for the whole month of July to promote peace as a means to overcome AIDS in the Americas.