We are at a critical crossroads
in our response to HIV
This personal commitment to action came out of a Summit of High Level Religious Leaders on the Response to HIV held in Den Dolder, The Netherlands, 22-23 March 2010. Religious leaders and communities have long been involved in HIV prevention, treatment, care and support, and the hope is that this commitment strengthens further efforts, particularly in overcoming stigma and discrimination.
In addition, please join us in sharing your work to fulfill your commitment. The commitment is unique in that it asks signers to report on their acitviites every 18 months. A first report of actions taken by September 2011 was compiled and reviewed by a group of leaders in November 2011. Participants found that the “personal commitment is a helpful tool to engage a wide range of religious leaders but those who commit must be ready to do what they commit to, and be empowered and equipped to carry it out.” More recently, in December 2013, a new report was compiled that aimed to outline the results and impact of religious leaders’ actions when fulfilling their personal commitment.
IT’S YOUR TURN
Facilitated by the Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance in association with religious representatives, multi-lateral organizations, networks of people living with HIV and civil society organizations.
Framework for Dialogue Launched
(read story) 22/08/2013
Religious Leaders Fight HIV/AIDS Stigma, Discrimination
(read story) 22/12/2011
Religious leaders seek more urgent action on HIV
(read story) 05/12/2011
Religion to boost AIDS support
(read story) 28/11/2011
Religious leaders to review commitment to HIV
(read story) 25/11/2011