The 21st International Conference on AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections in Africa (ICASA) in Durban, South Africa has come to an end. As a response to the conference, key populations in Africa, those most affected by the policies and funding directed towards the eradication of HIV/AIDS by 2030, have come together on the sidelines of ICASA2021 to draft and sign the Durban Declaration.
Faced with the increasing likelihood that the UNAIDS goal of ‘ending AIDS by 2030‘ is unachievable under the present circumstances, over 100 organisations representing many key populations from across Africa have signed the Durban Declaration. The declaration is a wake-up call to governments, funders, the UN, and private and public foundations that the needs of key populations are not being met, and that donors need to be more accountable, responsive, and flexible in order to adapt to the evolving needs of the communities in Africa.
The GNP+ and Love Alliance proudly signed on to the declaration in solidarity with Africa’s key populations. With that, we ask that Funding for Key Populations be transparent, inclusive, and accountable to addressing barriers to HIV and SRHR service.
Sign the Durban Declaration!
The GNP+ and Love Alliance invite any organisation that represents key populations in Africa affected by HIV to do the same.
Together, we demand bold action, not empty promises!
Read it & sign here!