Nominations open for 2012 Red Ribbon

POSTED: 01/23/12 6:19 PM

PORT OF SPAIN/GREAT BAY– The United Nations and civil society partners jointly announced a global call for nominations for the 2012 Red Ribbon Award on Friday. This honour is intended to promote and support community organisations responding to the AIDS epidemic.

The award, which will be presented at the XIX International AIDS Conference (AIDS 2012) inWashington DC in July 2012, will be given to ten (10) organisations that have shown outstanding community leadership and action on AIDS. Additionally, each recipient of the award will receive a $10, 000 grants.

Awards will be given in prevention of sexual transmission, prevention among people who use drugs, treatment, care and support, advocacy and human rights and stopping new HIV infections in children and keeping mothers alive; women’s health.

Representatives of each winning body will present the work of their organisation, their priorities, the challenges they faced and their approaches to community engagement in a dialogue space at the AIDS Conference inWashington.

Additional information regarding the Red Ribbon Award, the categories and criteria for selection, as well as the on-line nomination facility may be found online on the Red Ribbon Award website: www.redribbonaward.org.

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