[AIDS 2016] We cannot end AIDS by 2030 if we put SRHR on blindspot

A Press Conference session will be organized jointly by AIDS Society of India (ASI), CNS (Citizen News Service), Family Planning Association of India (FPA India), Microbicides Society of India (MSI), Gujarat AIDS Prevention unit ISRCDE, ANPUD, ARUNA and partners at the XXI International AIDS Conference 2016 (AIDS 2016) in Durban, South Africa. Sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) are integral to development justice.

At 2015 United Nations General Assembly, governments had committed to achieve Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030, few of which have specific targets for SRHR to be met by 2030. There is a strong connect between these SDGs and SRHR, in so much as the latter are critical to reducing poverty and hunger; achieving better health; accessing quality education by women/girls; ensuring gender equality; and empowering women and girls.
Venue: Meeting Room, (inside) Media Center, AIDS 2016

Time: 4pm - 4:45pm

Date: Tuesday, 19th July 2016
Panel of experts:
Video screening (2.18 minutes):  'Beautiful and Healthy ... VCT is the answer'
A short video made by Raks Thai Foundation in Thailand will be screened too. This video puts the spotlight on issues related to voluntary confidential counselling and testing (VCCT) for HIV among key populations such as transgender people.

This session is jointly hosted by (in alphabetical order): AIDS Society of India (ASI), ARUNA, ANPUD, CNS (Citizen News Service), Family Planning Association of India (FPA India), Gujarat AIDS Prevention unit (GAP) ISRCDE, Microbicides Society of India (MSI) and Vote For Health campaign.

For further information, please contact:

Shobha Shukla, CNS: Email: shobha@citizen-news.org | Skype: shobha1shukla