Global Week of Action for AIDS

WHY Global Week of AIDS

Governments and international agencies are involved in reviewing the
progress they have made in the fight against AIDS since 2001 and will
be presenting this at UNGASS (31 May - 2 June) in New York, HIV/AIDS
campaigners know how little has been achieved and how unrealistic the
new target for 2010 is unless we begin to resolve some of the
structural barriers. The GWA is to use the UNGASS event and the
political and media attention it brings to launch a more sustained
campaign for universal access within our own countries that would
involve mobilising a wider coalition of civil society against HIV &
AIDS.

GWA in Bangalore:

The Bangalore HIV and AIDS Forum and other NGOs plan the following
activities for the week.

20-21 May- Film Festival of critically acclaimed films on HIV and
Documentaries

21 May - Candle Light Vigil by SAMRAKSHA - 5.30 p.m onwards

22 May - Felicitation of Organisations working on HIV and AIDS in
Bangalore city

23 May - Public Hearing on Issues of HIV and AIDS

On All DAYS- Exhibition of posters, Books and other materials related
to HIV and AIDS

The attachment will help give more clarity on UNGASS and plans for
GWA in Karnataka and elsewhere in the country.

Looking forward to your presence on 20th and support in all
activities. We particularly seek your support in the following:

1. Positive speakers for the Public hearing and positive people to
join in the get together.

2. Participation in the Exhibition- materials like posters, books,
CDs/Films, poems and paintings by positive people, children etc can be
displayed at the venue. We would request you to contact us at the
earliest in this connection.

The Venue
For activities from 20th to 23rd May, the venue is

URBAN HEALTH RESEARCH & TRAINING INSTITUTE
16th Cross, Kodandaramapura
Near Chowdiah Memorial Hall
Malleshwaram, Bangalore-3.
Tele: 23365469