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Fwd: Share experiences of dialogue on HIV
Jan 17th, 2012 - 11:31:54
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From: GNP+ Communications
Date: Tue, Jan 17, 2012 at 6:03 AM
Subject: Share experiences of dialogue on HIV
*Share your experiences of dialogue between religious leaders and people
living with HIV *
Today, a survey has been launched to gather information to develop and
strengthen opportunities for dialogue between networks of people living
with HIV and religious leaders, faith-based organisations, and faith
communities at country level. The survey has been developed by the
Strengthening Religious Leadership Multi-Faith Working Group convened by
the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA), in collaboration with the Global
Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+), the International Network of
Religious Leaders Living with and affected by HIV (INERELA+) and UNAIDS.
The survey is part of the follow-up to the High Level Religious Leaders'
Summit on HIV held in March 2010. One of the desired outcomes of the Summit
was to build bridges between the religious leaders and different sectors
including people living with HIV (PLHIV) and key populations as a
foundation for new and strengthened collaboration in the response to HIV.
Therefore, the concept of developing a framework for dialogue between
religious leaders and PLHIV networks at the national level has emerged as a
first step in creating further such safe spaces for dialogue.
To inform the development of this framework, this survey aims to gather:
- priorities for joint action
- details of past or current collaborations/dialogues and lessons learned
- Recommendations for future work
- Other related information or thoughts
*How to respond to the survey*
Please visit:https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7LBPBRZ to fill out the survey.
It should only take 20 minutes of your time. Please note that the survey is
intended especially for:
- People living with HIV
- Religious leaders
- Religious leaders living with HIV
- Members and staff of networks of people living with HIV
- Staff or representatives of faith-based organisations
- Members of local faith communities and organisations
- Those with practical experience in the role of religious leaders and
faith communities in the response to HIV
Please share this survey with appropriate individuals and networks and
encourage them to complete the survey.
All information gathered will be kept confidential and anonymous.
We apologise in advance if some of the questions make you uncomfortable.
The intention is not to cause discomfort, but rather to assess - as
objectively as possible the prospects for dialogue and the points where
dialogue may be more difficult.
Regrettably, the survey is only currently available in English. The survey
will be online until *17 February 2012.*
*Background on the High Level Religious Leaders' Summit on HIV*
In order to engage religious and spiritual leaders from many of the world's
major religions in stronger, more visible and practical leadership in the
response to HIV, a Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on the Response
to HIV was held in The Netherlands on 22-23 March 2010.
During the Summit, participants affirmed in their concluding statement the
"renewed sense of urgency" to prioritize and strengthen the response to
HIV. Such a response includes "holistic prevention" in addition to reaching
universal access to treatment, care and support. The statement called for
the "universal respect for the human rights of all people living with and
affected by and at risk of HIV infection" and the "respect for the dignity
of every human being". Please click
Summit participants also drafted and signed "Together We Must Do More: My
Personal Commitment to Action" , which not only detailed a series of
commitments but set out a timeline for periodic reporting every 18 months
on how each signatory has sought to fulfil the Personal
To support and oversee the follow-up to the Summit, including the
development of a framework for dialogue between religious leaders and
people living with HIV, a Multi-Faith Working Group on Strengthening
Religious Leadership in the Response to HIV has been set up under the
facilitation of the EAA. For more information on the working group, click