Fwd: UNAIDS Human Rights Reference Group Mourns Robert Carr
May 13th, 2011 - 12:46:33
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From: Mabel Bianco
Date: Fri, May 13, 2011 at 11:35 AM
Subject: [cpd2011_isrrc] UNAIDS Human Rights Reference Group Mourns Robert
I'm sharing with you the tribute to Robert Carr from the UNAIDS Reference
Group on HIV
and Human Rights.
FEIM / IAWC
Member, UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights
UNAIDS Human Rights Reference Group Mourns Robert Carr
The UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights deeply mourns the death
Robert Carr, a world-renowned advocate for health and human rights and
pioneer of the
struggle for gay rights in the Caribbean.
Among his many appointments, Robert was director of policy and advocacy at
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO), a
representative on the NGO
delegation to the UNAIDS Programme Coordinating Board, and co-chair of the
on Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) and HIV, which he co-founded. He
served as executive director Jamaica AIDS Support for Life and co-founded
Vulnerable Communities, a network of indigenous frontline service providers
rights-based programming with marginalized groups across the Caribbean.
All who knew and worked with Robert admired his unique blend of gentleness,
and fundamental humanity. Robert contributed to a deep understanding of the
human rights violations and the spread of HIV in the Caribbean, the region
of the world most
affected by HIV after sub-Saharan Africa. He inspired legions of advocates
in Jamaica and
beyond to stand up for the rights and dignity of those most affected by HIV.
A member of the UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights, Robert
critical guidance to UNAIDS on issues of homophobia, stigma and
rights-based programming, and many other aspects of HIV epidemics. He was
among Reference Group members and UNAIDS staff for his forthrightness,
Robert´s death leaves an impossible and irreplaceable hole in the lives of
countless of his
friends and admirers, and in the global response to HIV. Until the most
marginalized in the
Caribbean and around the world enjoy their full human rights and freedoms,
profound work will remain undone.
May 12, 2011
UNAIDS Reference Group on HIV and Human Rights and affiliated UN staff
Joe Amon, Mabel Bianco, Michaela Clayton (co-chair), Jonathan Cohen
Dénes, Mandeep Dhaliwal (UNDP), Daouda Diouf, Anand Grover, Mark Heywood,
Jürgens (secretariat), Anastasia Kamlyk, Michael Kirby, Betty Makoni, Terry
Abigail Noko (OHCHR), Gorik Ooms, Qiu Renzong, Gracia Violeta Ross, Meena
Jason Sigurdson (UNAIDS), Christine Stegling, Raminta Stuikyte, Susan
Watch this video of Robert Carr on human rights and HIV:
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