EHRA at the AIDS 2020

Schedule of EHRA team during the 23d International AIDS Conference:

Monday, 6 July

Symposia session – Where did our voices go? HIV advocacy in a noisy landscape

Room: Symposia and bridging sessions On-Demand Channel 
Session Description: Advocacy happens in response to a disparity and inequity. HIV advocacy has a history of powerful effectiveness because it was a grassroots-driven response to a crisis. We have lost that momentum because there have been fractures and the people most affected experience a continued history of disenfranchisement even before encountering the system of HIV care. How can we reclaim the momentum?
Symposia session
Advocacy and harm reduction in Eastern Europe Speaker Ganna Dovbakh, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association
Symposia session
The promises and threats of UHC to the HIV response Speaker Anton Basenko, Alliance for Public Health

Thursday, 9 July

Virtual Workshop –  Activists’ motivation and resilience for strong community network: tools and experience from Eurasia

3 p.m. (GMT+3) 

Speakers: Ganna Dovbakh, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association (EHRA), Yana Panfilova, Eurasian Union of Adolescents and Youth “Teenergizer”; Elena German, Eurasian Coalition on Health, Rights, Gender and Sexual Diversity; Svitlana Moroz, Eurasian Women’s AIDS Network (EWNA)  

Symposia session – The epidemic of loneliness: Addressing isolation as a key component in the HIV response

10:30 p.m. (GMT+3) 

Room: Symposia and bridging sessions On-Demand Channel
Session Description: Isolation can be a direct result of internalized stigma and, in turn, it impacts health and wellness as well as different forms of social participation including using health services and participating in community activities. Three different experiences will illustrate how social empowerment is key to personal resilience. The impact of isolation in people’s lives will demonstrate the challenges of isolation as well as how experiences of building social capital helped people to thrive and improve their quality of life.
Symposia session
Introduction, Speaker: Ivan Varentsov, Eurasian Harm Reduction Association
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