For #IDAHOT2016, UNAIDS Asia-Pacific, together with Youth LEAD and Youth Voices Count, invites you to join us to show your support to a world free from stigma and discrimination against #LGBTI people. #LoveWithoutLabels reminds everyone that love is love, free of identities.
#CloseToOpen is a campaign which promotes strengthened community action around HIV testing and treatment in Asia and the Pacific. The campaign is all about turning a possible setback into a step forward and is inspired by the famous adage “when one door closes, another one opens.”
“Bowl Your #THINKWISE Message” asks cricket fans around the world to join the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 Ambassador and Sri Lanka’s batting legend Kumar Sangakkara in spreading important messages about HIV using the power of social media.
World AIDS Day 2014 is an opportunity to harness the power of social change to put people first and close the access gap. Ending the AIDS epidemic by 2030 is possible, but only by closing the gap between people who have access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support services and people who are being left behind. UNAIDS have release new graphics specifically for Asia and the Pacific, many focused around city epidemics and invite everyone to share them.
Throughout the International Cricket Council (ICC) 2014 World Twenty20 (WT20) tournament, cricketing stars from a variety of international teams took part in coaching sessions and site visits. They met with young people living with and affected by HIV, raising awareness of the importance of accessing HIV information and services.
Read more | Coaching clinic 1 | Coaching clinic 2
Across Asia and the Pacific, transgender people face significant stigma and discrimination which prevents them from accessing the HIV and health services they need. Everyone has the right to live a full and healthy life with dignity. Please support #ZeroDiscrimination.
Watch the video | See the behind-the-scenes photos
In the week leading up to the International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia, teams of volunteers led by UNESCO, UNAIDS, Youth Voices Count, Youth LEAD and APCOM, chalked enormous rainbows across the yards of schools around Bangkok. We called it #schoolrainbow with the aim of bringing awareness to the problem of bullying, particularly towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students, at schools in Thailand and around the world.
Watch the video | www.schoolrainbow.org |Thammasat University | Mathayom Prachaniwet school | Wat Nuannoradit School | NIST international school
Five countries across Asia have embraced the Protect the Goal campaign. An innovative partnership between UNAIDS, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB) is promoting a multicountry football-based HIV prevention programme in the region. Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines and Thailand have all committed to carrying out activities with the aim of helping to address HIV transmission among young people.
Read more | Myanmar launch | Myanmar football match
UNAIDS’s global #zerodiscrimination campaign kicked off with partners, friends and colleagues at the Asia-Pacific RST and country offices proudly showing their support.
Campaign Facebook page | RST | Bangladesh | China | Indonesia | Myanmar | Transgender video shoot | Daw Aung San Suu Kyi interview
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Photo credit: UNAIDS/A.Martin (School Rainbow volunteers)