World AIDS Day 2019 CSO Database Launch

Communities making a difference

The commemoration of World AIDS Day, which will take place on 1 December 2019, is an important opportunity to recognize the essential role that communities have played and continue to play in the AIDS response at the international, national and local levels. See more...

Communities contribute to the AIDS response in many different ways. Their leadership and advocacy ensure that the response remains relevant and grounded, keeping people at the centre and leaving no one behind. Communities include peer educators, networks of people living with or affected by HIV, such as gay men and other men who have sex with men, people who inject drugs and sex workers, women and young people, counsellors, community health workers, door-to-door service providers, civil society organizations and grass-roots activists.

World AIDS Day offers an important platform to highlight the role of communities at a time when reduced funding and a shrinking space for civil society are putting the sustainability of services and advocacy efforts in jeopardy. Greater mobilization of communities is urgently required to address the barriers that stop communities delivering services, including restrictions on registration and an absence of social contracting modalities. The strong advocacy role played by communities is needed more than ever to ensure that AIDS remains on the political agenda, that human rights are respected and that decision-makers and implementers are held accountable.

Join the Worlds AIDS Day 2019 in Masvingo

Inviting all civil society organizations and communities to come join the World AIDS Day 2019, taking place at Mucheke Stadium in Masvingo on Sunday, 1 December.

World AIDS Day resources

Communities make the difference

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What is a community-led organization?

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Key messages: why communities matter?

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Zimbabwe CSO Website and Database Launch

We are officially launching the Zimbabwe Civil Society Organizations Website and Database during the World AIDS Day 2019. This database will feature 139 CSOs working with a variety of health themes in differents regions of Zimbabwe.

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