Campaign Impacts

Argentina – Telam Agency – February 2nd, 2008

Argentine Leader Launches Global Campaign for Peace in Costa Rica

Patricia Pérez, the Argentine candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize 2008 will launch “the global campaign for peace to overcome AIDS” in Costa Rica to celebrate International Women’s Day

Patricia Pérez, the regional secretary for Latin America and the Caribbean of the International Community of Women Living with HIV/AIDS (ICW LATINA) will visit this Central American country in the next couple of days where she will be welcomed by the President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1987) Oscar Arias.

She will be welcomed on March 6th at the Presidential House in San José by the President and Nobel Peace Prize Winner (1987) Oscar Arias to initiate the global campaign “Peace as an Opportunity to Overcome AIDS” in which she coordinates and already put into action in Kenya, Honduras and Nicaragua in 2007.

ICW’s global campaign will sensitize social actors, politicians, business and cultural leaders as well as any individuals from other sectors to construct a social response to the disease so as to prevent AIDS from continuing its deadly spread around the world, most often affecting women, kids and teenagers from Africa and Central America”.

She added: “It is so important that President Oscar Arias leads this initiative in Costa Rica and for this, I am so grateful on behalf of all women living with HIV in the world and especially for those from Latin America” (Telam).