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Year: 2016

RACE, MEDIA AND HIV CRIMINALIZATION IN CANADA

New report entitled “Callous, Cold and Deliberately Duplicitous”: Racialization, Immigration and the Representation of HIV Criminalization in Canadian Mainstream Newspapers”  by lead author Eric Mykhalovskiy from York University in Toronto Canada explores mainstream Canadian newspaper coverage of HIV non-disclosure criminal cases in Canada.

This comprehensive review provides evidence for the disproportionate impacts of HIV non-disclosure criminal cases in Canada amongst Black diaspora/migrant/refugee communities.

Key highlights include:


  • 68%of newspaper articles focused on racilaized defendants
  • 20% of men faced with charges for HIV non-disclosure were Black but accounted for 62% of news articles
  • 18% of defendants were immigrants or refugees but accounted for 62% of news articles

CLICK HERE to download the report!

SIGN THE PETITION-UN Women need to meaningfully engage with sex workers!

Please sign and share the Global Network of Sex Work Projects’ Petition. NSWP and their partners are petitioning UN Women to engage in a meaningful consultation with sex workers as they develop their policy on sex work.

ABDGN supports this initiative as the voices of sex workers from migrant and Black diaspora populations are even further marginalized and excluded from global dialogues and consultations on policy issues. Sign the petition and let UN Women know the voices from our communities matter!

CLICK HERE to read the joint statement on behalf of 86 sex worker, women’s rights and human rights organizations on the UN Women consultation.

GLOBAL NETWORK OF PEOPLE LIVING WITH HIV (GNP+) OPEN CALL FOR BOARD MEMBERS! DEADLINE OCTOBER 18TH!

In July 2016, GNP+  implemented a new structure and has changed from a network of regional and population-based organizations to a network of individual people living with HIV that work in close partnership with global, regional and national organizations.

ABDGN encourages and supports  people living with HIV from the African and Black Diaspora representing migrants, women, youth, transgender and MSM populations to apply for this exciting opportunity to contribute to the growth and evolution of GNP+ .

CLICK HERE  to access the application form and for more details on GNP+, including terms of reference for board members CLICK HERE

UNAIDS PCB NGO DELEGATION NOMINATIONS! DEADLINE SEPTEMBER 30TH!

The NGO Delegation to the Programme Coordinating Board of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS Programme Coordinating Board (UNAIDS PCB) has two vacancies for the two-year term (2017-2018).

The NGO Delegation is now recruiting for:
· One Latin America and the Caribbean Delegate (apply)
· One North American Delegate (apply)

ABDGN strongly encourages dynamic African, Black and Caribbean candidates from diaspora and migrant populations in the targeted regions apply for this crucial opportunity to meaningfully contribute to the global HIV/AIDS response. We support and encourage people living with HIV, key populations, women and youth from our communities to apply.

For more information, including the call for nominations, terms of reference, and application forms please click here

Information Session on PEPFAR Key Population Fund Thursday September 1st!

Information Session on PEPFAR Key Population Fund Thursday September 1st!

The Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator and Health Diplomacy (S/GAC)  has announced a $100 million Key Populations Investment Fund (KPIF). The KPIF requests applications from ‘Prime Recipient’ organizations to scale up quality, key population (KP)-led community approaches to HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs.

PEPFAR staff will be on the call to provide information and help answer questions related to the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). The NOFO is available here
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn more about the application process and begin to think of how migrant and diaspora populations within the targeted key population groupings could be served through this funding opportunity. Details to join the conversation are below!

Thursday, September 1st 7:00 AM EDT
Join by webex:
Meeting number (access code): 845 068 071

JOIN BY PHONE
+41 43456 9564 Switzerland toll
+1 631 267 4890 USA/Canada toll
Click to Access Global call-in numbers:

AIDS 2016 Roadmap for Migrants and Refugee Populations Now Online!

ABDGN is proud to present for the 5th consecutive conference the roadmap of sessions and abstracts relevant to migrant, refugee and diaspora populations. For conference participants this is the best way to navigate the conference and plan your attendance to ensure you are able access as many sessions relevant to our populations!  CLICK HERE to access the roadmap!

Human Rights Must Come First!

Civil Society Advocacy and Mobilization Continues Post UN Political Declaration on HIV Outcome

The Global Network of Sex Work Projects (NSWP), The Global Network of Trans Women and HIV (IRGT), Global Action for Trans Equality (GATE),  and MSMGF (The Global Forum on MSM & HIV) together with the Global Platform to Fast-Track the HIV and Human Rights Responses Among Gay and Bisexual Men and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (The Platform) with the support of over 80 civil society networks mobilize to disseminate The Global Civil Society Organization (CSO) Declaration to End HIV

The CSO Declaration is the outcome of an unprecedented civil society-led global advocacy consultation and engagement process to provide a unified voice on why the exclusion of key populations in the UN Political Declaration is a threat to ending the epidemic.

Read both declarations and share your insights on key actions for African and Black Diaspora civil society with ABDGN!

Exclusion of Key Populations in 2016 UN Political Declaration on HIV

The final draft of the declaration will be adopted by member states in the coming days at the High Level Meeting on HIV/AIDS at the UN June 8-10 . ABDGN will be there and as a member of the Global Con

sortium of MSM Networks, we stand in solidarity with the Global Forum on Men who have sex with Men (MSMGF) and the Global Network of Sex Worker Project (NSWP) on their recent press release that outlines 7 steps you can take to influence your governments to demand the inclu

sion of key populations by name in the final declaration. CLICK HERE  to read the release “Exclusion Kills!” and to take action!

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2016 African Black Diaspora Global Network Financial support for this initiative was made available by Core Funding - 2013153 from the Consortium of MSM and Transgender Networks by the Robert Carr civil society Networks Fund