World AIDS Day 2021: End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics
World AIDS Day celebrated on the 1st of December 2021, had the theme; End Inequalities, End AIDS, End Pandemics. We, as Child Space Organization, joined the globe in commemorating this important day. We did so by joining community members at the St. Johns-Korogocho Community church.
What is World AIDS Day?
World AIDS day, as we got to be reminded click here, is an annual call to end the HIV/AIDS pandemic. As we remember the many who lost their lives to the disease. World AIDS Day takes place on 1 December each year. It’s an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, to show support for people living with HIV, and to commemorate those who have died from an AIDS-related illness.
Importance of World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. It brought us as a community together click here towards a common goal; to remind the public and government that HIV has not gone away. There is still a vital need to raise money, increase awareness, fight prejudice and improve education.
Activities during World AIDS Day
On World AIDS Day we, as members of the community engaged in various activities. We watched a play by a community group on the dangers of discrimination.
Wearing of the Red Ribbon
We wore the red ribbon here which has a significant meaning. It has become an internationally recognized symbol for AIDS awareness. We wore this to show our support of people living with HIV and in remembrance of those who have died.
We had a Voluntary Counselling and Testing Centre because we believe that; getting tested is the only way to find out if you have HIV. The community was sensitized to know that, if one is living with HIV, starting treatment early means they can live a full, healthy and productive life.
We lit candles during the World AIDS Day Candlelight Memorial segment of the day see pictures. This was a time for all of us to remember the many lives lost to AIDS. It served as an opportunity to honor those who dedicated their lives to helping people living with and affected by HIV. Without forgetting those who continue to mobilize our communities in solidarity.
Writing down the names of our lost loved ones to HIV and AIDS
We did this on a white piece of cloth to celebrate the lives of our loved ones who have died of AIDS-related causes.
At Child Space Organization, we believe that; though considerable progress has been made since the first World AIDS Day, still far too many people continue to acquire HIV and die from its related illnesses. The fight is still not over.