Marking World AIDS Day 2011

Marking World AIDS Day 2011

World AIDS Day, observed on 1 December each year, is an important opportunity when governments, national AIDS programmes, faith organisations, community groups and individuals around the world focus attention on the global AIDS epidemic and emphasise the critical need for a committed, meaningful and sustained response.

The global theme for World AIDS Day from 2011-2015, as selected by the World AIDS Campaign, is “Getting to Zero.”

Backed by the United Nations, the “Getting to Zero” campaign focuses on the goals of zero new infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS related deaths.

* Read more about this year’s theme from the World AIDS Campaign: http://www.worldaidscampaign.org/world-aids-day/world-aids-day-2011/

* Plenty of Christian resources are available from the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance: http://www.e-alliance.ch/en/s/hivaids/world-aids-day

* HIV-AIDS reporting and comment on Ekklesia: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/tags/3541

* Christian Aid has partnered with Magnum Photos to launch ‘Stigma Under The Lens’, a series of thought-provoking audio-photographic slideshows for World AIDS day featuring brave people around the world living with HIV under the shadow of stigma. More here: http://www.ekklesia.co.uk/node/15716

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