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Gakenke: The women from Ruli have decided to participate in business even though, they met some problems.
Written on 7-08-2012 – Time 09:55′ by Abdou Nyampeta
’’Now, we decided to stand up to specify our inventions whether in Rwanda or abroad, in selling for gaining funds and continuing to own respect.’’
Said by Mukankuranga Beata, a member of handcraft cooperative called (COVARU) localized in Ruli sector. She lives in Busoro cell, Ruli sector, Gakenke district, Northern Province, and she spoke in an interview with IGIHE on Monday, 06th August 2012 at Gikondo where the 15th international exhibition take a place.
This cooperative is composed by ladies who are determined to fight against the poverty by making handcraft products fabricated in banana leaves and sisals sponsored by the National women council.
Mukankuranga Betty said it is the first time our cooperative gets here in the international exhibition. She said ’’ We came here to publish our inventions for being known and selling to gain money. Secondly we came to learn how others work in order to get something from them or they get something from us”. Some problems emerged for them are: Delay to go back to their hotels caused by the lack of transportation and a bit matter of stopping for a short while of electricity power in the exposition area.
The Ihangane Project Selected as Global Village Participant on Sustainable Health Innovations
Our Marketplace Booth is an Official Global Village Activity for the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012)
July 15, 2012, Santa Cruz, California—The Ihangane Project has been selected to participate in the Global Village at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012), which will take place at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from July 22 – 27, 2012.
The Global Village, open to conference delegates and the general public, aims to intensify the involvement of key stakeholders in the conference and in the global response to AIDS. The Ihangane Project’s selected activity will be a marketplace booth to support business development for a large women’s artisan cooperative in rural Rwanda. In Sub Saharan Africa, lack of access to food due to extreme poverty is a risk factor for HIV. The Ihangane Project supports economic development for those at highest risk of HIV. Additionally, it was one of only 280 Global Village activities accepted for inclusion in the AIDS 2012 programme out of over 1,000 submissions. Examples of other activities at the Global Village include sessions, forums, oral presentations, awards, networking zones, NGO exhibition booths, marketplace booths, art exhibits, film screenings and performing arts.
The Ihangane Project empowers Rwandan communities to develop integrated approaches to the complex challenges of HIV by supporting community-driven projects that increase access to health care, improve health care quality, and foster long term success through economic development. We envision a world in which preventative health care is the norm, access to health care is considered a basic human right, and short term health gains are not cut short by socioeconomic marginalization.
“We are extremely proud that this activity was chosen to be a part of the AIDS 2012 programme,” said Executive Director, Wendy Leonard. “This conference comes at what has the potential to be an historic moment in the AIDS epidemic. The world’s attention will be on Washington in July to see how all of us – clinicians, scientists, policymakers, and advocates – are able to come together to chart a path forward in the HIV/AIDS epidemic in a way that is integrated with overall improvements in health care delivery systems around the world.”
All are encouraged to attend the Global Village Programme at AIDS 2012. Returning to the U.S. after a 22-year absence, the Conference is expected to be a landmark event. The return to the U.S. is due in large part to years of advocacy to end the nation’s entry restrictions on people living with HIV (PLHIV). This return represents a huge success for human rights and will have a positive impact on the response to HIV and AIDS both at a national and international level.
The theme of AIDS 2012, Turning the Tide Together, has been selected to emphasize how a global and decisive commitment is crucial to change the course of the epidemic now that science is presenting promising results in HIV treatment and biomedical prevention.
More information on the selection process for the International AIDS Conference Global Village Programme is available here.
About AIDS 2012
AIDS 2012 is expected to convene more than 20,000 delegates from more than 200 countries, including more than 2,000 journalists. As the largest gathering of professionals working in the field of HIV, including people living with HIV and other leaders in the HIV response, the biennial International AIDS Conference plays a fundamental role in shaping the global response to HIV and in keeping HIV and AIDS on the international political agenda. www.aids2012.org.
AIDS 2012 is convened by the International AIDS Society and the conference’s international partners: the Global Network of People Living with HIV (GNP+); the International Council of AIDS Service Organizations (ICASO); the International Community of Women with HIV/AIDS (ICW) and the United Nations Joint Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS): the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC); Sidaction.
The U.S.-based Black AIDS Institute; the District of Columbia Department of Health (DOH); the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA); the National Institutes of Health (NIH); the Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP) at the White House; and the U.S. Positive Women’s Network (USPWN) are serving as local partners.
AIDS 2012: Join the conversation
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About the IAS
The International AIDS Society (IAS) is the world’s leading independent association of HIV professionals, with over 16,000 members from more than 196 countries working at all levels of the global response to AIDS. Our members include researchers from all disciplines, clinicians, public health and community practitioners on the frontlines of the epidemic, as well as policy and programme planners. The IAS is the custodian of the biennial International AIDS Conference and lead organizer of the IAS Conference on HIV Pathogenesis, Treatment and Prevention, which will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 30 June– 3 July 2013. www.iasociety.org | www.ias2013.org
Wendy Leonard, MD, AAHIVS
AIDS 2012 Media Team
Sian Bowen (Geneva, Switzerland), AIDS 2012 Senior Communications Manager
Email: Sian.Bowen@iasociety.org / Tel: +41 22 710 0864
Adina Ellis (Washington, D.C.), AIDS 2012 U.S. Communications and Public Affairs Manager
Email:firstname.lastname@example.org / Tel: +1 (202) 714-6793
Shawn Jain (Washington, D.C.), AIDS 2012 U.S. Communications & Media Relations Coordinator
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