30 May 2018

Teleconference Recording: Civil Society Speaks, Trans-Led Activism in the Lead up to AIDS 2018

On Tuesday, 5 June 2018, GNP+ hosted a fascinating and inspiring conversation with a number of civil society leaders from around the world that are on the forefront of trans-led advocacy and activism.

Call participants discussed the important contributions that trans-led organizations and networks are making in the worldwide HIV response. They also addressed ongoing challenges transgender people face related to stigma, discrimination and violence. Additionally, they discussed their plans and activities for AIDS 2018 and talked about the strides they are making fighting for universal access for trans-speciality care and strengthening human rights protections for transgender people worldwide.

Speakers on the call included:

  • Dinah de Riquets-Bons, Director, The International Committee on the Rights of Sex Workers in Europe (ICRSE), board
    member and trans confidential sexworker person at PROUD union for Dutch
    sexworkers and board member, HIV Foundation Netherlands;
  • EriKa Castellanos, Director of Programs at the Global Action for Trans* Equality;
  • Cecilia Chung, Senior Director of Strategic Projects for Transgender Law Center
  • Alexus D’Marco, Chair, United Caribbean Trans Network (UCTRANS)
  • Kritima Samitpol, Clinic Supervisor, Tangerine Community Health Center at the Thai Red Cross AIDS Research Centre;
  • JoAnne Keatley, MSW, Chair of the Board, Innovative Response Globally for Trans Women and HIV (IRGT) , Director Emeritus, UCSF Center of Excellence for Transgender Health;
  • Ricky Nathanson, Executive Director, Trans Research, Education & Training (TREAT) Zimbabwe
  • Cianán Russell, UN Officer, Transgender Europe (TGEU)


If you didn’t get a chance to participate in this incredible webinar now is your chance to check out the recording linked below.

Listen or download the teleconference recording here  


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