Posted by Editor on December 1, 2017


ARASA at ICASA 2017 

The AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa is active at ICASA 2017! Presenting an overview of our activities and the full schedule of the Human Rights Networking Zone.
Monday, 4 November 2017

A Panel Session and Activist Toolkit Launch:
Demand Creation for Differentiated Care - Putting People at the Centre!
Hosted by ARASA, the International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and the International AIDS Society
Time :14:45– 16:45 
Venue : Prof. Femi Soyinka, Palais Des Congrès
Tuesday, 5 November 2017
Poster Presentation:
Religious Leaders, changing HIV perspective on faith healing (TUPDD242)
by Bruce Tushabe, ARASA Regional Capacity Strengthening Officer.
Presenting author will stand by their poster
Time:   10:15-10:45; 12:15-12:45; 14:15-14:45; 16:15-16:45
Venue: Poster Hall, Palais Des Congrès
Poster Presentation:
Effective KP-led advocacy with Global Fund structures to increase financing for Key Populations in Botswana, Malawi, and Tanzania
by HeJin Kim, ARASA Regional Key Populations Officer
Presenting author will stand by their poster
Time:   10:15-10:45; 12:15-12:45; 14:15-14:45; 16:15-16:45
Venue: Poster Hall, Palais Des Congrès
Report Launch and Dialogue:
HIV, the law and human rights in the African human rights system: Key challenges and opportunities for rights-based responses to HIV
Time: 16:00 – 18:00 (followed by cocktails)
Venue: Salle Riviera, Palm Beach Club, Boulevard de Martyrs
Wednesday, 6 December 2017

Special Session on Criminalisation and access to justice: Challenges and opportunities
Lynette Mabote, ARASA Regional Programmes Lead, will be speaking at this session

Time: 14:45 - 16:15

Venue: PROF. SOULEYMAN MBOUP (Cinema Majestic)

Side Session :
The missing piece of the puzzle: Scaling up structural interventions to fast-track HIV prevention in Africa
Hosted by ARASA, The AIDS Alliance and AIDSfonds
Time: 17:30 – 19:30
Venue: Novotel Hotel, 10 Avenue du Général de Gaulle
Thursday, 7 December 2017
HIV, human rights and law: Time to Act!
Time: 12:00 – 18:00
Venue: Salle Palm Club, Palm Beach Club, Boulevard de Martyrs
Advocacy to improve services, policies and capacity – experiences of the PITCH strategic partnership: A compelling story for strong community responses
Time: 16.15 to 18.15
Venue: TBC
Poster Presentation:    
Strategic Investments for Critical Enablers in Africa: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly 
by Felicita Hikuam, ARASA Deputy Director. Presenting author will stand by their poster
Time: 10:15 - 10:45; 12:15 - 12:45; 14:15 - 14:45; 16:15 - 16:45

Friday, 8 December 2017
Community Dialogue:
Vulnerability of PLHIV to Tuberculosis (TB) – and what to do about it
Lynette Mabote (Regional Porgrammes Team Lead) represents ARASA
Time: 14:45 - 16:15 PM
Venue:  Community Dialogue Space, in the Community Village

You can find the full programme for the Human Rights Networking Zone, co-hosted by ARASA, here in English and in French.