Monthly Archives: February 2019

Funding community-led HIV responses: we’re not there yet

who_eb124_090119In 2016, UN member states committed to two goals as part of the big global push to end AIDS: Ensure that 30% of all HIV service delivery is community-led, and ensure that 6% of HIV resources are allocated to advocacy, community mobilization, and other “social enablers”. But a recent UNAIDS report to which I contributed found that instead, global investment in these two commitments has declined. Continue reading

Event: Human rights transformations

HR Transformation Feb 15 2019Human rights are described as being in crisis, but the ideals thrive in many places, even where they’re under attack. Join us for this upcoming event to launch a volume, Human Rights Transformation in Practice, edited by Sally Engle Merry and Tine Destrooper. The book draws on diverse ethnographic research to explore how human rights are put into practice by activists and institutions around the world.

I co-wrote a chapter with Charmain Mohamed on Asia Catalyst‘s work with Chinese activists advocating on HIV and human rights. (I founded Asia Catalyst, and Charmain was executive director for a time; Karyn Kaplan is the ED today.) My fellow panelists at this event, Johannes Waldmuller and Tine Destrooper, write about environmental activism in Ecuador, and UNICEF’s work in DRC, respectively. Grégoire Mallard will chair the session, with Mark Goodale sharing insights as discussant.

Date: Friday, 15 February from 18:00 to 20:00

Place: Graduate Institute (IHEID), room S5, petale 1, Geneva, Switzerland

Sponsors: Anthropology and Sociology Department, Global Health Centre

 

Register: Short courses on sexual violence in conflicts & emergencies

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Copyright Sara Davis

March 18 – 22, 2019, GENEVA

September 9 -13. 2019, GENEVA

November 25- 29, 2019, ENTEBBE, UGANDA

We are pleased to announce the 2019 dates for the CERAH (Geneva Center for Education and Research in Humanitarian Action) much-in-demand one-week short course on sexual violence in conflicts and emergencies. Combining cutting-edge research and practical experience from experts in the field, the course is tailored to emergency program managers, and one of the few courses to address male and female survivors of sexual violence. Participants in the Uganda session meet with activists from the Refugee Law Project to hear about their experiences first-hand. Continue reading