The United Nations' High Level Meeting on AIDS process may have come to an end and the Political Declaration adopted, but for many of us, the work has just begun!
As with the Multi-Stakeholder Taskforce, so the Love Alliance welcomes the critical commitments on transformative and measurable targets on programmes that are needed to end AIDS, specifically the 10-10-10 targets on societal enablers, calling for member states to end all inequalities faced by key populations by 2025.
The Political Declaration however does not include wording on issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity, sexual reproductive health and rights, comprehensive sexuality education, decriminalisation and repealing punitive laws.
It is incredibly important that we keep governments and stakeholders accountable and take corrective action if they fall short of their commitments. Civil Society has a crucial role to play in this process. To support them, the Multi-Stakeholder Task Force has developed an Advocacy Brief, in which the whole process is explained, as well as the outcomes, and what can be done now as a follow-up. We must begin to develop and align advocacy strategies in our countries and communities, in order to make a difference and end AIDS by 2030.
To assist members of civil society organisations worldwide in advocating for real change, and to enable the development and alignment of advocacy strategies in your country and community - and in your own language - the Multi-Stakeholder Task Force has produced Advocacy Briefs in a range of languages - and you're able to download these here, to make use of.
Download the Advocacy Brief in your language of choice: