Beyond Blame2021: Challenging Criminalization for HIV Justice Worldwide

From HIV Justice Network

Beyond Blame, our flagship meeting for activists, human rights defenders, criminal legal system and public health system actors, healthcare professionals, researchers, and anyone else working to end HIV criminalization, is returning for a special eve-of-World AIDS Day edition.

Following the success of last year’s Beyond Blame @ HIV2020, which was reimagined as a two-hour web show, the HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE coalition is delighted to announce that Beyond Blame: Challenging Criminalization for HIV Justice Worldwide will take place on Tuesday, November 30, 2021, from 9-11 AM Pacific time.

Beyond Blame is a unique opportunity to learn why HIV criminalization matters, as well as hear about the wide range of initiatives and strategies that have been used by activists, lawyers, networks, and organizations around the world to work towards ending the inappropriate use of criminal law to regulate and punish people living with HIV.

We will be highlighting some of the successes and challenges of the global movement to end HIV criminalization over the past year, including work on ending the criminalization of women living with HIV for breastfeeding, exploring whether scientific advances, such as the prevention benefit of treatment (U=U) and Molecular HIV Surveillance, help or hinder our movement and much, much more.

We will be sharing a full program and a confirmed list of speakers soon. In the meantime, to make sure you reserve your place at the web show, you can register for #BeyondBlame2021 from Friday, November 5 until the end of the day, Monday, November 29.

Beyond Blame will take place in English, with interpretation available in French, Russian and Spanish.
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