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PWRDF Contributes to International AIDS Conference Event

July 19, 2012

By Simon Chambers

PWRDF, through its work with Canadian Churches in Action (HIV and AIDS) and its South African partner Keiskamma Trust, will be contributing to a workshop on the importance of gender and human rights on HIV and AIDS education in Africa.

The workshop will explore practical ways faith-based ministries can integrate gender and human rights into HIV and AIDS education using the experiences of Canadian church-based agencies and World Vision International when working in Africa.  “Gender is an underlying theme with issues of health and justice being explored through a focus on male involvement in HIV and AIDS education interventions, gender based violence, as well as gender mainstreaming,” say the organizers in their workshop description.

Thabang Meslane of the Keiskamma Trust will be one of the facilitators of the workshop.  He received his training in facilitation skills as part of CCA’s work in training of trainers around gender and human rights work in HIV and AIDS.

The workshop will be part of the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance (EAA)’s Faith and Aids Interfaith Preconference taking place July 20-21, 2012.  The XIX International AIDS Conference will follow the Preconference on July 22-27 in Washington, D.C.

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