YEAR IV - Nº187
June 23, 2006
1.- CALLS FOR INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY AND ACTION UNDERSCORE CONFERENCE THEME, TIME TO DELIVER
2.- MANAGEMENT OF WWW.WHITEBAND.ORG
3.- ANTI-HIV/AIDS CAMPAIGN ASKS:'WHAT KIND OF MAN ARE YOU?'
TRAINING ANNOUNCEMENT: WOMENLEAD IN PROMOTING PEACE AND STABILITY
5.- CALL FOR ARTICLES (FEMNET NEWS MAY-AUGUST06)
“Education and Citizenship of Youth and Adults:
Unlearning and Learning in the Construction of new Proposal”
This seminar will take place in Montevideo, Uruguay, from the 26 to the 28
of June. It has been thought of as a contribution to the debate around
Youth and Adult Education at the national and international levels.
The seminar is
being co-organised by ICAE, REPEM, CEAAL, the Ministries of Education and
Culture and Social Development from Uruguay and the National Administration
of Public Education.
CALLS FOR INCREASED ACCOUNTABILITY AND ACTION UNDERSCORE CONFERENCE
THEME, TIME TO DELIVER
International AIDS Conference Organizers Take Steps to Broaden
Access to World’s Largest Professional Meeting on AIDS
read this release in French, click
20,000 Participants Expected in Toronto, Canada in August 2006
Toronto [6 March 2006]—With the 25th anniversary of the first reported cases
of AIDS approaching, organizers today announced the theme and focus for the
XVI International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2006) to be held in Toronto, Canada
from 13-18 August 2006. The Conference theme of Time to Deliver
underscores the urgency of bringing effective HIV prevention, care and
treatment to communities the world over, as well as the need for increased
accountability on the part of all stakeholders.
“The AIDS 2006 theme recognizes the need to accelerate scientific research
while also dramatically expanding access to the knowledge and tools
currently available to prevent new infections and prolong life among people
living with HIV/AIDS,” said Conference Co-Chair Dr. Helene Gayle, President
of the International AIDS Society (IAS) and President and CEO of CARE USA.
“The challenge at hand is to garner the resources and the
collective will to translate existing knowledge and experience into broadly
available HIV prevention and treatment programs.”
is the third Canadian city to host the International AIDS Conference; it was
held in Montreal in 1989, and in Vancouver in 1996. It was in Vancouver that
Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) was first announced. Over the
past decade, access to HAART has led to dramatic declines in AIDS-related
However, today the vast majority of the estimated 40.3 million people living
with HIV/AIDS worldwide, particularly those in the developing world,
continue to be without access to these treatments. The linkage between
prevention and treatment cannot be overstated when worldwide only one in
five individuals at risk for HIV infection has access to prevention
information and only one in ten people living with HIV has been tested and
knows their serostatus.
“As the largest and most diverse gathering of people engaged in the global
response to HIV/AIDS, AIDS 2006 will do more for AIDS education and
awareness than any other single event,” said Conference Co-Chair Dr. Mark
Wainberg, Chair of the Toronto Local Host Board and Director of the McGill
University AIDS Centre.
and Canada are proud to serve as host, and to provide a venue for leading
scientists, as well as community, government and other leaders, to chart the
way forward to achieve real, meaningful progress in defeating AIDS.”
2.- MANAGEMENT OF WWW.WHITEBAND.ORG
Tender Submission Deadline:
Successful Bid announced:
Tender to begin:
Return tender documents or any queries to:
The Global Call to Action Against Poverty (GCAP) is a worldwide alliance
committed to making world leaders live up to their promises, and to put an
end to poverty. In particular the coalition focuses on the following
Public accountability, just governance and the fulfilment of human rights.
A major increase in the quantity and quality of aid and financing for
Purpose GCAP’s web and email communications:
The purpose of the Whiteband.org website and other GCAP interactive
communications is to ensure
that people are inspired to take action and work together with civil society
in the fight to end poverty. In
particular the online and web communications will also need to;
Support the work and profile of national GCAP coalitions.
Support the work and profile of the month of mobilisation.
Enable a effective online campaign mechanism.
The planned events for the month of mobilisation require online support in
the areas of online
marketing, audio and video file sharing, promotional and event specific
content, reporting of events,
email communication and e-campaigning.
Key GCAP Timelines:
July 06 – August 06 – Redevelopment and re-launch of site, planning and
support for Month of
September – October 06 – Month of mobilisation leading up to the 17th
of October as the key date.
October 06 – November 06 – Follow up, event reports and impact of the Month
December 06 – July 07 – ongoing supporting the global growth of GCAP and the
lead up to the
Overall responsibility of tender:
To revitalise the website and then effectively plan, prioritise, maintain
and develop online and email
content in accordance with GCAP objectives, mobilisations, supporter and
bid reports to and takes direction from GCAP E-Communications working group,
management from the Chair of the GCAP E-communications working group. The
direction from GCAP’s executive body, the International Facilitation
which has delegated responsibility of e-communications to the
bid will also need to work closely the GCAP mobilisation group to ensure
support for the Month of Mobilisation. The GCAP Mobilisation group will
provide a key contact to liase with.
bid will also need to co-ordinate content
from regional areas that will come via nominated
representatives of the GCAP regional area.
The winning bid must account for all money spent on this project. Monies not
spent at the end of the
contract must be returned. Monthly financial reconciliation of fund
expenditure must be sent to Civicus.
Management of high profile internet and external email communications for
Expert knowledge/experience of online communications
Well developed negotiating and planning skills.
Requires ability to analyse and communicate complex information to a wide
range of audiences.
Managing external suppliers of hosting, external mail management system and
other support services.
Work with the GCAP E-Communications team to shape the direction the
editorial vision of GCAP’s online communications and Strategy.
Work with the GCAP Month of Mobilisation Task force and the GCAP
E-communications group to ensure that Whiteband Month of Action is fully
Create and manage an editorial plan for GCAP’s online communications and
contribute to intranet work.
Rework the visual identity of
with liaison with GCAP E-communications group.
Commission, develop and edit content for the website.
Work with the GCAP E-Communications Group to use analysis – in house,
licensed and commissioned – to inform the content plan and to make frequent
changes to the site.
Identifies opportunities for the distribution of GCAP interactive media
content to external websites.
Review and recommend editorial changes and updates on the
Provide advice to key stakeholders (such as the Mobilisation group) on the
optimal use of interactive media and how it can support GCAP objectives.
Manage and assist national coalitions access to the Content Management
Manage and delegate tasks and responsibilities to GCAP regional web editors,
online communication interns and volunteers where applicable.
Work with the GCAP Secretariat to produce and distribute the Public GCAP
Work with the GCAP Online Communication Group and other key stakeholders
Co-ordinate the integration of e-campaigning into the site.
Make the GCAP E-communication Group aware of any major issues that could
impact the website or the affect the goals or brand of GCAP.
3.- ANTI-HIV/AIDS CAMPAIGN ASKS: 'WHAT KIND OF MAN ARE YOU?'
Resource Net Friday File
Friday, June 16, 2006
has the highest number of people living with HIV. According to the recently
released 2006 Epidemic Report of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV
and AIDS (UNAIDS), although some of the country's states save recorded
significant progress in combatting the disease, interventions are generally
weak, with less than 10% of those in need receiving antiretroviral drugs.
to Mallika Dutt of Breakthrough, about the organization's 'Aap kis tareh ke
aadmi hain?'[What Kind of Man Are You?] campaign, which draws public
attention in India to the implications that HIV/AIDS holds for women who
make up 2.2 million of the 5.7 million cases of HIV infection in the
have men reacted to the call to use condoms with their wives?
response positive from the outset?
Dutt: Most people have seen the advertisments as a larger call for gender
equality and male sensitivity towards women, particularly in marriage. That
was the goal of the campaign - not just to call for condom use within
marriage. Overall the response to the campaign has been very good. It has
spurred a lot of dialogue and conversation because people are quite startled
when the advertisements come on air or are seen in the local paper. Regional
focus groups show some variations in male reactions. Men in the south think
they are already very sensitive and have the highest HIV infection rates;
men in the west think the campaign is great; and men in the north find it
very tough on their sex but have some of the highest violence rates in the
the campaign influenced women to take the initiative and ask their husbands
to use a condom?
MD: It has
certainly make women think about the issue. Whether women are asking their
husbands to actually wear condoms is not something we can test.
Different states in India have different HIV/AIDS prevalence rates and also
different prevalent modes of infection. Does the campaign take this into
account, or does it have a more generalized reach?
campaign was disseminated in seven languages including Tamil, Kannada,
Telegu, Hindi and Bengali so we were able to reach high prevalence states as
well as low prevalence states. Again, we created one campaign concept which
was then translated into the different languages.
campaign recently won some awards from the Advertising Agency Association of
India and this recognition is obviously one of the pointers to the success
of the campaign. In what other ways have you measured your success?
success is two fold. One is that this is the first time that a public
dialogue about women and HIV/AIDS that is not focussed on sex workers is
taking place in the country. The second is the extraordinary media
partnership we have been able to garner across media platforms-radio, print,
television, movie theatres and bookstores. This kind of pro bono media reach
is quite unprecedented for women's issues or any human rights issue.
challenges have you faced in the campaign?
MD: It was
very difficult to create a campaign concept that addressed HIV infections in
marriage from a gender sensitive and human rights perspective. We spent a
year with the advertising agency McCann Erickson on concept development and
the earlier ideas only reinforced patriarchy. It
challenging to finally create a campaign that addressed both gender-based
discrimination and condom use in marriage. And like all women's groups,
getting financial resources together is always a big challenge.
are the main factors that contributed to the success of the campaign?
Breakthrough team worked really hard to get multiple media partners on board
in seven languages. McCann Erickson's creative director is a well-recognized
player in the media world and his pro bono participation made it a lot
easier to get media time on the scale that we did.
are your future plans?
all our media products, Breakthrough creates curriculum around the issues
addressed and engages in human rights education with the youth. community
based groups, women's groups and other organizations. We have been
conducting workshops and training with all the media products on women's
rights, violence and sexuality since the campaign was launched in May 2005
and will continue to do so. The media campaign continues to be disseminated
in smaller towns and rural communities through a partnership with UNIFEM. We
are also working on our next media campaign which will address stigma and
discrimination faced by HIV positive women in the family.
ANNOUNCEMENT: WOMENLEAD IN PROMOTING PEACE AND STABILITY
WomenLead in Promoting Peace and Stability
Date: Oct. 23 – Nov. 17, 2006
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: July 1, 2006
In countries emerging from conflict, there is a window of opportunity to
advance women’s leadership and participation in the process of creating new
policy frameworks, institutional and governing structures, and new
democratic cultures. The meaningful participation of women in shaping peace
processes and post conflict reconstruction improves stability, ensures
responsiveness to issues affecting women and children, and fosters
CEDPA’s flagship training program WomenLead in Promoting Peace and
Stability strengthens the technical, leadership and management
capabilities of women working to transform post conflict societies. The
program examines successful approaches for strengthening women’s
participation in political and decision-making processes and community and
civil society participation in reconstructing and revitalizing essential
institutions and services. The workshop includes site visits to related
programs, NGOs and donors in
DC and New York.
WomenLead is designed for early and mid-career women from NGOs,
faith-based organizations, advocacy groups, government, the private sector
and political institutions who work in post-conflict reconstruction at
community, sub-national or national levels. Fluency in English is required.
WomenLead alumni leave with increased self-confidence and heightened
awareness of their own leadership styles and management skills; tools for
improved program design, monitoring and evaluation, and community
participation; effective approaches for reconstruction; strategies for
organizational sustainability; linkages with donors, networks, partners and
CEDPA staff and alumni; and effective communication, advocacy and
For more details on how to apply for this
WomenLead workshop, please go to
CEDPA’s Web site.
Worldwide, CEDPA strengthens women’s leadership skills through global,
regional and country-level training program. Our more than 5,000 alumni
in 150 countries have gone on to become vice presidents, ministers and
parliamentarians in their nations.
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5.- CALL FOR ARTICLES (FEMNET NEWS
Greetings from FEMNET.
FEMNET encourages you to submit articles for the next issue of our
newsletter - FEMNET News May - August 2006. The issue will focus on Gender
and An Alternative World Economic Order. We encourage you to use this issue
as a platform to showcase and share experiences on what your organization is
doing in the area of gender and trade. Articles in either English or French
are welcome and should be between 800-1,000 words.
Please send your articles to Christine Butegwa, Communications Officer,
FEMNET, at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by
July 01, 2006.
Kindly note that we will re-circulate this call in French at a later date.
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