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International Rally for Human Rights and HIV/AIDS

  • When
  • August 7, 2008
    9:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m. (EDT)
  • Where
  • Latin America Program
    Reforma 180 Avenida Paseo de la Reforma número 180, piso 19
    Mexico City, 06600
    Mexico
  • Programs
  • Public Health Program

Activists and people affected by HIV and AIDS joined a global rally for human rights during the International AIDS Conference in Mexico City. OSI and HIV and human rights organizations from around the world expressed support for populations at high risk for HIV, and for vastly greater attention to human rights in the response to HIV.

During the rally, a copy of the declaration HIV/AIDS and Human Rights: Now More Than Ever, endorsed by over 500 organizations worldwide, was presented to high-level officials.

The rally featured keynote addresses by Mary Robinson, executive director of the Ethical Globalization Initiative and former UN high commissioner for Human Rights and president of Ireland; Mark Heywood, head of the AIDS Law Project, South Africa; and Peter Piot, UNAIDS executive director, among others.

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