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World AIDS Day: Rights, Responsibilities and Challenges of the Youth in the Fight Against HIV

01 December 2009
09:00 - 10:00

Date :

01 December 2009

Time :

09:00 – 10:00


Join us and our partner, the Nelson Mandela Foundation’s 46664, in the AIDS awareness campaign when we commemorate the 21st World AIDS Day.  We would like to add our voices to the many institutions and organisations worldwide that are working to ensure that human rights are respected and promoted in the fight against HIV/AIDS.  Through this seminar, we hope to focus particularly on children and marginalised groups infected and affected. 

The Office of the CEO at the HSRC, in conjunction with 46664, is using the opportunity presented by World AIDS Day to participate in the ongoing Mandela Day campaign to create positive change in our communities. The Mandela Day campaign calls upon each of us to take personal responsibility to care for others and uplift our communities. Our actions as individuals and organisations will over time transform our society and ultimately create a global movement for good. The 46664 and the HSRC believe that change is possible and that “it’s in our hands” to do what needs to be done. This World AIDS Day, we choose to start with the most vulnerable sector of our society –  children affected by HIV/AIDS.

Presentations for the day are:

 Getting It Right for Children, presented by Professor Linda Richter, Executive Director of Child, Youth, Family and Social Development at the Human Sciences Research Council

      Download and view the presentation 

  •  Launch of ‘Children and AIDS: Fourth Stocktaking Report’   read more …UNICEF report

  •  Download the JLICA Report

  •  Disability and HIV, presented by Ms Alicia Davids, senior researcher in the behavioural and social aspects of HIV/AIDS unit in SAHA  

     Download and view the presentation

  •  Presentation by Ms Tshegofatso Nyoka, Grade 11 Learner: Midrand High school

     Download and view the presentation

Free entrance

To reserve a seat, kindly RSVP by 30 November 2009


HSRC Cape Town: 12th Floor, Plein Park Building (Opposite Revenue Office), Plein Street, Cape Town. Contact Ngxubaza Vuyo, on +27 (0)21 466 8099, Fax +27 (0)21 461 0299  

HSRC Durban: First floor HSRC boardroom, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, PODS 5 and 6, Cato Manor, Durban. Contact Johannes Khoele on +27 (0)31 242 5400

HSRC Pretoria: Video Conference Room, 1st floor, HSRC Library, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street Pretoria. Contact Arlene Grossberg  on +27 (0)12 302 2811 or Baby Twala on +27 (0)12 302 2368

Port Elizabeth: Thandiwe Mgengo, 44 Pickering Street, Newton Park, 6055. Contact Thandiwe Mgengo on +27 (0) 41 399 8704

Sweetwaters: Sweetwaters Road, Bus Depot, Mbubu Road, Sweetwaters. Contact  Themba Mkhwamza on +27 (0) 33 324 1112 / 03/15