Each year on December 1, World AIDS Day provides people the opportunity to unite in the fight against HIV, show support for people living with HIV, and commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness. This year, to recognize World AIDS Day 2020, NGOsource is sharing just a few of the incredible organizations in our repository that have used the equivalency determination process to receive funding and continue their work in HIV/AIDS awareness, support, and care.
STOPAIDS is a UK-based membership network of 70 organizations with a distinguished thirty-year history of engagement on international development and HIV and AIDS. Its mission is to encourage, initiate and support strong UK leadership on the global response to HIV and AIDS across UK Government and civil society, and other relevant actors.
This year, STOPAIDS hosted its first virtual World AIDS Day Festival, on November 30, which featured panels, interviews, trainings, webinars, and other events.
STOPAIDS has been certified and re-certified in the NGOsource repository six times since 2016.
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations
ICASO is a Canadian organization that acts as a global policy voice on HIV issues that impact diverse communities around the world. ICASO understands that technology alone will not solve the AIDS epidemic, but that people and communities will continue to be central to this fight, particularly as they work to combat stigma, discrimination, and legal barriers to health and rights. The organization’s advocacy work champions the leadership of civil society and key populations in the effort to end AIDS.
In October of this year, ICASO featured an article on their blog examining how “combination prevention” a term coined by the HIV response, can be applied to COVID-19.
International Council of AIDS Service Organizations has been certified in the NGOsource repository for the first time in 2020.
Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS
The Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS (KELIN) was formed in 1994 following a workshop in Accra, Ghana which focused on creating country-based networks that intersect law, ethics, human rights, and HIV. While originally created to protect and promote HIV-related human rights, the organization’s scope has expanded to also include sexual and reproductive health and rights, key and affected populations, HIV and TB, litigation, and women land a property rights.
The Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS updates their website to include Stories of Change, where the organization shares how individuals are helped through their organization.
Kenya Legal & Ethical Issues Network on HIV and AIDS has been certified in the NGOsource repository for the first time in 2020.
Global Network of People Living with HIV
GNP+ is the global network for and by people living with HIV. Based in the Netherlands, they advocate for, and support fair and equal access to treatment, care and support services for people living with HIV around the world. GNP+ originates in the International Steering Committee of the International Conferences of People Living with HIV, founded in 1986. The Steering Committee organized conferences so people living with HIV could exchange information, develop joined activism and be involved in solving the HIV epidemic. When the organization started to develop their own programs in 1992, they became GNP+.
This year, the Global Network of People Living with HIV co-organized the HIV2020 Online Conference: Reclaiming the Global Response, which hosted its final event today, December 1.
Global Network of People Living with HIV has been certified in the NGOsource repository twice since 2013.
Safe Water and AIDS Project
Safe Water and AIDS Project (SWAP) is an organization based in Western Kenya that engages Community Health Promoters to promote health and door to door sales of health and hygiene products. SWAP aims to improve the health and economic status of Kenyan people through disease prevention and economic empowerment of key populations. SWAP also has a research department evaluating the health and economic impact of various interventions, health products and technologies as well as a water lab that is established for water testing and quality control.
Though it is unable to be held this year due to COVID-19, SWAP is organizer of the annual World AIDS Marathon held in Kisumu, Kenya.
Safe Water and AIDS Project has been certified in the NGOsource repository for the first time in 2020.
We at NGOsource extend our deepest gratitude to these and the many organizations in our repository who are fighting to make the world a better, safer, and more just place for us all.