Effective HIV/AIDS Advocacy as Catalyst for Social and Political Change with Gregg Gonsalves Fellow of the Open Society Foundations

Date: 
February 29, 2012 - 17:30 - 19:00
Building: 
Nador u. 13
Room: 
002
Event type: 
Event audience: 
Presenter(s): 
Gregg Gonsalves
Presenter(s): 
OSF Fellow
CEU host unit(s): 
Public Health Research Group
CEU host unit(s): 
Human RightS Initiative (HRSI)
Effective HIV/AIDS Advocacy as Catalyst for Social and Political Change with Gregg Gonsalves  Fellow of the Open Society Foundations

Drawing on his experiences as an OSF fellow and a human rights advocate, Mr. Gonsalves’s talk will focus on advocacy as an intersection of issues around HIV/AIDS, public health, education, poverty, ethnicity, and address how advocacy tools can be used to overcome various politics of exclusion tied to these intersectionalities. The talk will elaborate on two case studies: Ukraine and South Africa.

 

 

Gregg Gonsalves is an Open Society Fellow who has been a leading HIV and AIDS activist for more than two decades. As an Open Society Fellow, Mr. Gonsalves is examining how the response to HIV became a catalyst for broader political change, including improvement in other areas of health and development, education and human rights.  Mr. Gonsalves has had extensive experience as a healthcare advocate at both the national and global levels. In 2003, Mr. Gonsalves founded the International Preparedness Coalition which today has over 1,000 members in 125 countries advocating for access to AIDS and TB treatment globally.