Harnessing the power of art to empower people affected by HIV
There will be an innovative arts track at the International Congress on AIDS in Asia and the Pacific (ICAAP), which will take place from 20-23 November in Dhaka, Bangladesh. It will be put together through an international collaboration of local artists, community arts specialists from Australia and civil society organizations in Dhaka.
The vision of the Arts Track is to be a vehicle for promoting awareness and empowering people affected by or at risk of exposure to HIV through engaging communities in the artistic process and supporting their efforts to develop their own expressive voice. Last month, the arts track team conducted trial workshops in Dhaka with community groups and key populations at higher risk of HIV including men who have sex with men, sex workers and people who inject drugs.
The workshops were filmed. Watch the video: