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Nearly 100 stakeholders came together in-person and online for the FCAA Advocacy Forum Rising Threats, Urgent Action: HIV Funding Amidst a Shifting Policy Landscape.

While the multitude of current attacks on human rights and the HIV response – from HIV prevention funding in Tennessee to the Ugandan Parliament’s passage of a severe anti-homosexuality bill – initially brough us together, our conversations uncovered a resounding message about the strength of community.” In real-time, on stage, we saw connections develop between our panelists regardless of the specific topic they were asked to address, and many highlighted that these attacks are working to bring together advocacy communities across HIV, reproductive justice, trans and LGBTQ rights in an understanding that “all of this work is all of our work together.”

It is complicated to effectively summarize such a rich and layered day of conversations. As such, as a first step to continue this conversation FCAA is providing access to the Forum videos (the open Q&A portions have been edited out).

To guide your viewing, the following playlist includes:

  • Opening Remarks featuring FCAA Executive Director Masen Davis and Jesse Milan, Jr., AIDS United President & CEO and FCAA Board Chair
  • Forum Keynote from Harold Phillips, ONAP Director
  • Panel 1 focuses on the current status of funding and strategies around the Global Fund, PEPFAR and on the ground implications of the anti-homosexuality bills in Uganda and other Eastern Africa countries.
  • Panel 2 offers the community perspective on these issues, including on the evolving funding situation in Tennessee, implications of the Ugandan bill, HIV criminalization, anti-abortion efforts, and the influence of anti-gender ideology and funding on the HIV response.
  • Closing donor reflections from Amelia Korangy, ViiiV Healthcare, and Paul-Gilbert Colletaz, Red Umbrella Fund