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Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) - www.gnpplus.net

Uniting Around a Common Agenda

10 December 2012 - Today on Human Rights Day the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) is pleased to share the People Living with HIV Global Advocacy Agenda, 2013-2015. The Global Advocacy Agenda has guided networks of people living with HIV and other organizations in their advocacy since 1999.

Throughout 2012, people living with HIV across the globe have taken part in an extensive consultation process culminating in the Positive Leadership Summit in Washington DC in July. The voice of every person involved in this consultation has informed the development of this renewed Global Advocacy Agenda.

"The Global Advocacy Agenda is a groundbreaking document for the movement of people living with HIV. It will guide all our efforts in achieving Positive Health, Dignity and Prevention," says Anna Zakow

To access the Global Advocacy Agenda, and support the Call to Action go to www.hivadvocacynow.org

Capturing the unmet needs of people living with HIV with respect to Prevention, Treatment, Care and Support; Human Rights; and Community Mobilisation, Strengthening and Activism, the Global Advocacy Agenda is designed to strengthen and enhance existing advocacy initiatives, in this critical period leading up to 2015. It reflects the diversity of the advocacy efforts within the community and as such is more than just an advocacy resource but a tool which galvanizes and unites people living with HIV and allies.

"Despite the varied needs of people living with HIV the Global Advocacy Agenda focuses on the commonalities and principles that are pre-requisites to realizing a truly effective HIV response," Kevin Moody, International Coordinator of GNP+ stated. "However, as the rights and involvement of people living with HIV are still too often ignored for political, ideological and economic reasons, people living with HIV must take a lead in shaping the advocacy that effects change in all our lives - our meaningful involvement is crucial."

Last week, on World AIDS Day, people living with HIV shared a Call to Action which seeks to mobilize the community around the world, and reenergize a movement of activists and advocates to work together towards shared goals.

"We are sharing the Global Advocacy Agenda on this day, to reaffirm that unless our human rights are recognized, respected and protected universal access and other health outcomes are impossible," says Anuar Luna, co-chair of GNP+. "The Global Advocacy Agenda places human rights as a central non-negotiable demand for the community of people living with HIV, one which we must unite to achieve."

We ask that individuals, organisations and networks of people living with HIV and all those that support our advocacy endorse the Call to Action. To access the Global Advocacy Agenda, and support the Call

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Source:http://www.gnpplus.net/en/news-and-events/1839-uniting-around-a-common-agenda-

The Global Network of People living with HIV (GNP+) is the global network for and by people living with HIV. GNP+ advocates to improve the quality of life of people living with HIV. Driven by the needs of people living with HIV worldwide, GNP+ supports people living with HIV through their organisations and networks. GNP+ works to ensure equitable access to health and social services, by focusing on social justice, rights and more meaningful involvement of people living with HIV in programme and policy development - the GIPA principle. www.gnpplus.net

More information please contact
GNP+ Martin Stolk, Communications officer,
by email communications@gnpplus.net )
or phone +31-20-423 4114


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