Connecting local responses around the world
Durbar Mahila Samanwaya Committee has decided to hold the XIX International AIDS Conference Hub in Kolkata, India from 22nd July to 27th July 2012. This will be first of its kind in India. The Kolkata Conference Hub will be organized in collaboration with the Global Network of Sex Work Projects with support from International Aids Society and other UN agencies. This will provide a grand opportunity to showcase our effort to curb HIV/AIDs in India and abroad. This is also to inform you that the event coincides with the 20 years completion of the Sonagachi Intervention Program a unique effort of and by the sex workers’ community showcasing the rights / dignity and ability of sex workers to curb transmission of a disease which is pandemic in nature.
The International Conference Hub 2012 programme will present new scientific knowledge and offer many opportunities for structured dialogue on the major issues facing the global response to HIV. A variety of session ranging from abstract-driven presentations to symposia, exhibitions and cultural program will be the main feature of the event. The conference hub will also have its Global Village to help different communities and organizations to sit face to face with scientific community and to share knowledge, experience in addition to emotion and missions in enriching the global responses to HIV.