CRN+ receives encouraging response to #UnitedPositively initiative to end stigma & discrimination
The Region’s response to the #UnitedPositively social media initiative by the Caribbean Regional Network of People Living with HIV and AIDS (CRN+) has been outstanding. According to Senior Programme Officer, Jason Shepherd, since the launch, the organisation has received submissions from over 30 territories highlighting the urgent need to end discrimination.
The #UnitedPositively initiative was launched at the Seventh Meeting of the National AIDS Programme Managers and Key Partners on 11 March 2019. The initiative aims to challenge governments, policy makers, civil society organisations, the regional media and especially key populations (KPS), to let their voices be heard against stigma and discrimination that prevent vulnerable populations from accessing prevention, care, treatment, and support. The messages are highlighted via the CRN+ social media platforms and website.
The campaign continues until September 2019. Persons can submit “selfies” along with short messages speaking out against stigma and discrimination to firstname.lastname@example.org
The gallery of messages from across the Region can be viewed on Twitter, https://twitter.com/CaribPlus and Facebook,