segunda-feira, dezembro 05, 2005

É tempo para "conscientização"

Time for Conscientização

Revitalising the Global Movement of People Living with HIV

Communiqué from the Nairobi Think Tank meeting of people living with HIV
28-30 November 2005

Twenty-one individuals living with HIV from around the world met in Nairobi
to brainstorm on ways to urgently revitalise the global movement of people
living with HIV.

The group came together to help capture issues being raised among HIV
positive people in many forums. Issues include what is perceived to be a
growing crisis as national, regional and global AIDS responses continue to
grow without meaningful active participation of people living with HIV.

A lack of coordination, shared goals and principles among organizations and
networks of people living with HIV, combined with institutional problems,
individual burn-out, and a lack of funding severely compromise the ability
of people living with HIV to take their rightful place at the centre of AIDS
responses. This has come at a time of increased human rights abuses of HIV
positive people and a time when AIDS responses are increasingly being driven
by ideologies that ignore the principles of the centrality of people living
with HIV.

Many HIV positive leaders have called for a revitalization in how HIV
positive people take action in AIDS responses – building on our past
successes, strengths and recognising the invaluable HIV positive
contribution to the design, delivery and evaluation of effective interventions.

The meeting proposed to inform a consultation process for people living with
HIV based on the urgent need for a widespread “conscientização” – a radical
mobilization of HIV positive communities worldwide.

This conscientização can be initiated through discussion and action based on
the following suggested core principles and focus areas for action:


Our responses should:

1. Be centred on the lives of people living with HIV
2. Take GIPA to a higher level of meaningful active participation
3. Be based on social justice and equality
4. Be focused on change
5. Respect and promote human rights
6. Respond to basic human needs
7. Promote and practice solidarity
8. Empower HIV positive individuals and groups
9. Be accessible, transparent and accountable
10. Be well coordinated, monitored and evaluated
11. Be built on our past successes and experiences
12. Respect diversity in approach
13. Invest in human resource needs and new leadership
14. Global action must be based on country realities
15. Scale-up now

Focus Areas for Action

The meeting expressed one immediate ‘non-negotiable’ demand to help secure
the active participation of HIV positive people in organizations working at
a global level on AIDS. The meeting stated that any organization working on
AIDS globally must have openly HIV positive staff and openly HIV positive
representatives on any boards, or similar governance structures, think tanks
or steering committees. To date there has been an unacceptable failure to
ensure this.

The meeting also suggested seven areas for urgent action to revitalise the
global movement of people living with HIV.

It is proposed these suggestions now inform an initial two month
consultation process – as part of an ongoing effort to revitalise the global
movement of people living with HIV.

The process will be developed and coordinated by a number of working groups
to ensure the views of as many networks and organizations of people living
with HIV as possible are incorporated.

The seven proposed areas are:

• Making Universal Access to quality treatment a reality
• The vigorous on-going promotion and defence of human rights
• Increasing the radical mobilization/conscientização of positive communities
• Reclaiming GIPA through guidelines, setting indicators and monitoring
• Organizational Development for local organizations of people living with HIV
• Urgent resource mobilization for local efforts of people living with HIV
• Increased transparency and inclusiveness and improved coordination in the
“global movement”

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