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Red Ribbon award for NZ Māori HIV/AIDS

Red Ribbon award for NZ Māori HIV/AIDS

In appreciation of the vital work done at the grass-roots level by community based organizations, the XXI International AIDS Conference devoted a Special Session to the Red Ribbon Award Winners for 2016. Participants in AIDS2016 came to the award ceremony held at 1:00 p.m. on 19 July 2016 to celebrate the RRA Winners for 2016 and their important work in their communities.

Speakers at this one-hour Special Session were:
•HRH Princess Mabel van Oranje of the Netherlands
•HRH Princess Tessy of Luxembourg
•Former President of the Republic of Fiji, H.E. Epeli Nailatikau,
•UNAIDS Deputy Executive Director, Jan Beagle,
•Minister of Health and Child Welfare of Zimbabwe, David Parirenyatwa
•Moderator: Mary Ann Torres, Executive Director, ICASO

In addition, the RRA Winners spoke about their work and commitment to the response to AIDS at the community level.

RRA Winners shine a light on the best that the response to AIDS has to offer!

On Monday, 18 July, the names of the Red Ribbon Award Winners for 2016 were announced to the audience of the First Plenary Session of the International AIDS Conference in Durban, South Africa. The announcement was carried via live Web-feed worldwide.

The RRA Winners for 2016 are in the award categories below (click on their name for more info):
1) Good health and well-being (SDG3) •The Collaborative Network for Persons Living with HIV (C-NET+) (Belize)
•Colectivo Seres, A.C. (Mexico)
•Réseau National des jeunes vivant avec le VIH (RNJ+) (Burundi)

2) Reduced inequalities (SDG10) •Kenya Sex Workers Alliance (KESWA) (Kenya)
•Positive Action for Treatment Access (PATA) (Nigeria)

3) Gender equality (SDG5) •Chitwan Sakriya Women’s Foundation (Nepal)
•Tehran Positive Club (Iran)

4) Just, peaceful & inclusive societies (SDG16) •YouthRISE (Nigeria)
•Red Nacional De Pueblos Originarios en Respuesta Al VIH/Sida (RENPO) (The National Network of Indigenous Communities in the HIV Response) (Chile)

5) Global partnership (SDG17) •INA Foundation (New Zealand)

These Winners were chosen from almost 1000 nominees from around the world via an international selection process led by civil society. Congratulations to the Winners!! You are an inspiration to the community-based response to AIDS around the world!!

Together, we are stepping up the pace to end AIDS!
Rawiri Evans Board Co chairperson INA board


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