Remind World Leaders to Prioritize AIDS Orphans
Today there are over 15 million children who have lost parents to AIDS. The world these children will grow up in will be shaped by the commitments we make today.
Losing a parent to HIV/AIDS is a tragedy that continues to create ripples throughout that child’s life. In addition to the psychological trauma, orphans are less likely to receive healthcare, education, and other needed services, are often threatened by malnutrition, illness, and HIV infection, and are easy prey to many forms of exploitation: forced labor, prostitution, and child soldiering.
World AIDS Orphans Day is an initiative intended to bring awareness and global solidarity around the plight of AIDS orphans. World AIDS Orphans Day is observed on May 7th but the movement to create a brighter future for AIDS orphans can continue every day until there are structures in place that ensure every child who has lost a parent to AIDS has a fighting chance to live a full and rewarding life.
You can become part of the solution.
Then fill out a simple form to write to world leaders to put the needs of these children at the center of global AIDS policy.