9th International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP) in Bali, Indonesia, 9 – 13 August, 2009

The 9th ICAAP, with the theme of “Empowering People, Strengthening Networks”, was held at the Bali International Convention Center (BICC) in Bali, Indonesia from August 9th to 13th, 2009. Representatives of many of the networks from the Asia Pacific region that participate in the international advocacy project “Strategies from the South” attended and jointly organized a number of important events at the Congress. [download report]

:· Mabel Bianco’s presentation, “Strategies from the South: Building Synergies Across Movements”, from the satellite session “Deal Makers and Breakers: Learning from HIV/AIDS Networking and Partnership Building Initiatives”. Held in the framework of the ICAAP, the session was co-organized by: Strategies from the South, APCASO, Sampada Grameen Mahila Sanstha (SANGRAM), GAYa NUSANTARA, Laos Youth Action Programme (LYAP) and the Australian Federation of AIDS Organisations (AFAO). [download presentation]

42nd Session of the Commission on Population and Development (CPD) in New York, 30 March – 3 April 2009

Project participants attended the 42nd Session of the CPD in representation of Strategies from the South, where they distributed the advocacy paper: “ICPD Contributions to Universal Access for Women and Girls”. They were: Alessandra Nilo of LACCASO/GESTOS and Alejandra Scampini of ActionAid from Latin America and the Caribbean; and Meena Seshu of SANGRAM/APNSW, Rodelyn Marte of APCASO and Sivananthi Thanenthiran of ARROW from Asia Pacific. [download report]

:· Strategies from the South Advocacy paper distributed during the 42nd Session of the CPD. [English] [Español]

11th International AWID Forum on Women’s Rights and Development - "The Power of Movements" - Cape Town, South Africa - 14-17 November 2008
This meeting was held from November 14 to 17, 2008, at the Cape Town International Convention Center (CTICC) in Cape Town, South Africa. Mabel Bianco participated in the Forum representing FEIM, where she carried out the different activities narrated here. [download report]

XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico
:· At the XVII International AIDS Conference in Mexico City from August 3-8, 2008, the international advocacy project “Strategies from the South” coordinated the “Hot Topics Networking Zone N°427” in the Global Village, called “Hot Issues Corner: To Discuss, Gossip and Network”. [see report]

:· Poster presented at Mexico 2008 "Improving International/Regional Advocacy through Collaboration among Networks"
[see poster]

:· En la XVII Conferencia Internacional de Sida en México DF, desde el 3 al 8 de Agosto de 2008, el proyecto internacional de abogacía "Estrategias desde el Sur" coordino la Zona de Trabajo Nº427 "Temas Calientes" en la Aldea Global, llamada "Rincón de temas calientes: para discutir, chismear y enredarnos".
[ver informe]

:· Poster presentado en México 2008 "Mejorando la Abogacía Internacional/Regional a través de la Colaboración entre Redes"
[ver poster]

HIV/AIDS and SRH: Civil Society Movements and Policy-Makers Working Together. Presentation about the project “Strategies from the South: Building Synergies in HIV/AIDS and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights” at the Pre-UNGASS Meeting “Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Challenges for the UNGASS/AIDS Commitments” held on 6 June 2008 at the Ford Foundation in New York, NY, organized by GESTOS and the Foundation for Studies and Research on Women (FEIM). The project’s publication was officially launched at this meeting.

Report on the Pre-UNGASS Meeting “Sexual and Reproductive Rights: Challenges for the UNGASS/AIDS Commitments”. At the Ford Foundation in New York on June 6th, 2008, FEIM and GESTOS held the presentation of the report “Monitoring the UNGASS Goals on Sexual and Reproductive Health” prepared by NGOs in 16 countries...

:· Strategies from the South Advocay paper distributed during the 2008 High Level Meeting on AIDS.
[English] [Español]

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