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World AIDS Day - An Event Organizing Kit

Since 1988, Worlds AIDS Day (Dec 1) has been about increasing interest, inspiring involvement, fighting prejudice, and working to stop the spread of this disease. The theme for this year’s World AIDS Day is Universal Access and Human Rights: which gives you an opportunity to highlight prevention and care as fundamental human rights through a wide range of possible activities in your community!

Have you started planning for World AIDS Day?

This year, GYCA is hoping to target more youth in more countries to take help end the spread of HIV. GYCA has created a toolkit, available in the document section, to assist you with planning and implementing a very successful World AIDS Day event!

Focusing on our theme of Universal Access and Human Rights, you can organize an event that best suits the needs of your own community. It could be a networking meeting, a training, a film screening, a panel discussion, a letter writing session to public officials on a particular issue, a protest of a bad policy, program, or human rights abuse, a fundraiser, a volunteer service day at a clinic or hospice, or whatever else you think would work well in your community.

We hope that this kit will help make your event a success!

Included in the kit:

Why Universal Access and Human Rights?..............................................................................................1
Thinking Strategically, Acting Effectively................................................................................................2
The Basics of Event Organizing! .................................................................................................................3
Suggestions for WAD event planning .......................................................................................................4
I. A peer education session ...............................................................................................................5
II. A concert or film screening...........................................................................................................5
III. A panel discussion .........................................................................................................................6
IV. Rally or Protest...............................................................................................................................7
Media Tips: Getting the Word Out.............................................................................................................8
Working with the Community.....................................................................................................................9
About the Global Youth Coalition on HIV/AIDS (GYCA)..................................................................10

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Darcey's picture

resources

Hi Jade

thanks for posting this!! We had talked about organizing an event for this year, but chose to focus getting an early start on Int'l women's day. This will be a good resource to remember for next year- thanks!
Darcey

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

jadefrank's picture

World AIDS Day

Hi Darcey,

Yes, I am also getting into the planning mode for IWD 2011... good to get an early start on planning events. But please do use this as a resource for future World AIDS Day event organizing.

When I come across resources, I try to get them up on PulseWire so that women (and men) in our community can use them for their work. Sharing resources is something we women are good at!

Happy Holidays to you!

Love,
Jade

Darcey's picture

comparing notes

Hi again...

I would love to hear about what you are planning for IWD! Do you do something on a larger scale in the community?This will be the first that I will be working on, and I am very excited to see the process and end result. I have definite plans for it, but I always love to hear what other communities are doing.

have a great day!!!
many blessings,
Darcey

"A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality."
— John Lennon

justusn's picture

HIV AIDS VICTIMS.

I would like to thank all well wishers and non organization are trying to assist and uplifts lifes for victims worldwide.my concerning is the way organizations channels funds to victims because at the end of the day you find that non victims benefit and victims remain un assisted,like in my area there a project to assist orphans but find that there is no proper plan when selecting orphans finally you find that the management bring in their famillies to benefit from well wishers.
I have something in mind for the last three years to try and atleast set up an orphans centre in my community.
We need transparency when we come on the issue of orphans.
How can interested person get help from non organization and set up orphans centre?

Rgards

Justus Naderia

Always mind others.

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