[30 Sep 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
MUWC BALD

Shear Madness began in December 2013 with a discussion at Grassrooted about how far people would go to raise funds.
We remembered four young Scots in Pune who chose to go bald to raise funds for people living with HIV and awareness about the issues they face in India. Shortly after, inspired by the bravery of the Scottish girls, a group of twenty female students at Mahindra International College, near Pune, decided to similarly sacrifice their hair …

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V-DAY 2014 poster
Daddy poster
Shear Madness poster
V-DAY 2012 poster
V Day Event poster
Casanova poster

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[17 Sep 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
V day 2015 stories SI Logo

‘V Day 2015: Our Stories’ builds on the successes and experience of The Grassrooted Trust who have been performing V Day: Writings to End Violence Against Women since 2011 in Sri Lanka.
In 2015 The Grassrooted Trust together with Uber Minds is putting together a wider partnership of agencies working with survivors of violence, the arts and media to  bring us stories from across Sri Lanka in all three languages (Tamil, Sinhala & English) with the purpose …

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[30 Jul 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
Respect Drug User Rights

E. Ross Albers
Closing session speech at AIDS 2014
AEST, Friday 25 July, 2014
Ironically for a talk at an AIDS conference I want to start off quite far from HIV, which is in my view not the real issue that binds the key affected populations together. HIV is a symptom and not necessarily the cause of what really brings us, as people who inject drugs, together with sex workers, gay men and other men who have sex …

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[18 Jul 2014 | No Comment | Posted by ]
HIV Status

Cape Town/Geneva/Melbourne, 18 July 2014: Access to testing, counselling, treatment and care, as well as a lack of knowledge of one’s HIV status are the biggest barriers to accessing life-saving treatment and care, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+) highlighted today, in the lead-up to the 20th International AIDS Conference starting on Sunday in Melbourne.
Globally, an estimated 35.3 million people …