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Category: Network News

ABDGN ENDORSES U=U (Undetectable = Untransmissable) CONSENSUS STATEMENT ISSUED BY THE PREVENTION ACCESS CAMPAIGN

The consensus statement on risk of sexual transmission of HIV from a person living with HIV who has an undetectable viral load is a game changer in how we understand and address HIV risk and transmission amongst key populations within the African and Black Diaspora. Now more then ever, knowing your status, starting treatment, and having community and structural factors that support treatment adherence are essential.

The Prevention Access Campaign collaborates with nonprofits, government agencies, and HIV prevention advocates who share the common goals to end HIV transmissions and HIV related stigma by empowering people with accurate and meaningful information.  

CLICK here to read the consensus statement

CLICK here to learn more about the U=U campaign

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.

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!

ABDGN Stands for #zerodiscrimination

March 1st is Zero Discrimination day, celebrated by the United Nations since 2014, following the launch of the UNAIDS Zero Discrimination campaign on December 1 2013.  This day acknowledges everyone’s right to live a full life with dignity regardless of age, gender, sexuality, nationality, ethnicity, skin color, education, faith and beliefs. Read More

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