1. People living with stories (2010)


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    A Center For Creative Initiatives in Health and Population | ensemble films co-production. Directed and edited by Paul Zetter. Cinematography by Jamie Maxtone-Graham. Produced by Hoang Tu Anh | Ian Bromage, VSO. Commissioned by PEPFAR | US Mission for World AIDS Day 2010

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    • Just Sign on The Dotted Line- The Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath


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      "Just Sign on The Dotted Line: The Anti Prostitution Loyalty Oath" narrated by Cosi Fabian, presents a history of a policy regulating provision of foreign aid. The policy requires that recipients of USAID funds sign an oath that they will not support sex workers' rights. This policy is a telling example of how the U.S. exports repressive ideologies through conditions set for foreign aid recipients. Compiled for all those interested in sex workers issues and human rights, this video timeline and accompanying resources provide a comprehensive course in the history of, and resistance to "The Pledge." This compilation of stories and responses is based on important work by organizations including Center for Health and Gender Equity-Change (http://www.genderhealth.org), the Global Network of Sex Worker Projects (http://www.nswp.org) and Asia Pacific Network of Sex Work Projects (http://www.apnsw.org). The movie, "Taking The Pledge,"(http://blip.tv/sexworkerspresent/taking-the-pledge-185356) introduced activists around the world to the effects, and challenges to the Anti-Prostitution Loyalty Oath. "Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV" Sign this "Call to Action on Sex Work and HIV" and join sex workers and allies in demanding that the U.S. Government reform laws and policies that harm sex workers domestically and globally, directly inhibiting the fight against HIV/AIDS. Your endorsement will help build a movement for change. http://www.bestpracticespolicy.org/IAC_actioncall_20121.html Update: April 10, 2013 "A Supreme Court case that challenges a law requiring anti-prostitution policies policies for HIV/AIDS programs seeking federal money has generated a split among nonprofit groups that counsel sex workers overseas. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/04/10/us-usa-court-aids-idUSBRE93904D2 Important video responses to US funding policies: Taking The Pledge: The USAID PEPFAR Clause, Sex Work, & HIV Prevention. http://blip.tv/sexworkerspresent/taking-the-pledge-185356 Taking the Pledge is a 13-minute film featuring sex workers from Bangladesh, Brazil, Cambodia, Mali, Thailand and more! They describe the problems created by the 'anti-prostitution pledge' required to receive USAID and PEPFAR funds.In English, Khmer, Thai, French, Portuguese and Bengali, with English subtitles. Study Guide/Curriculum: http://www.sexworkersproject.org/downloads/TakingThePledgeCurriculum.pdf Hit and Run: Sex Worker's Research on Anti trafficking in Thailand, a report from Empower Foundation, Thailand This report and accompanying video is crucial in understanding the effects of US policies concerning sex work. "Hit and Run" exposes the impact of law and law enforcement, raids and rescues used against sex workers in Thailand and around the world. "We have now reached a point in history where there are more women in the Thai sex industry who are being abused by anti-trafficking practices than there are women being exploited by traffickers." http://www.empowerfoundation.org/index_en.html (download from this page) Accompanying the report is "LAST RESCUE IN SIAM," the first film ever made by sex workers in Thailand. This short black and white movie was inspired by the tradition of the old silent movies and has had extensive international attention in film festivals and on the web. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=70rPAxLFFKU&feature=player_embedded Bad Rehab is a dark satire, based on the Lady Gaga song, Bad Romance, from APNSW, portraying the real issues for sex workers who are forced into rehabilitation centres in South East Asia- and the anti-trafficking "rescue industry" that has sprung up and campaigns for laws and systems that restrict sex workers and promote further violence against them. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0r7N1rIMI Additional resources: 1. USAID v. AOSI Defending Free Speech for Recipients http://www.pledgechallenge.org/supporters/ 2. PEPFAR Watch An initiative of the Center for Health and Gender Equity (CHANGE), is an information clearinghouse and advocacy tool for the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief. http://pepfarwatch.org/ also see http://www.genderhealth.org/the_issues/us_foreign_policy/antiprostitution_pledge 3. THE BRENNAN CENTER FOR JUSTICE AOSI v. USAID_Court Cases Challenging Global AIDS Funding Restrictions http://www.brennancenter.org/content/resource/aosi_v_usaid/ The Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law is a non-partisan public policy and law institute that focuses on the fundamental issues of democracy and justice.The Brennan Center represents the Alliance for Open Society International (AOSI), the Open Society Institute, Pathfinder International, the Global Health Council and InterAction in a challenge to the pledge requirement, filed originally on September 23, 2005. 4. Anti-Prostitution Pledge Timeline http://www.traffickingpolicyresearchproject.org/pledge.html

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      • Sharing the Burden


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        In Ethiopia, like in many African countries, the increasing availability of HIv antiretroviral medications has rapidly changed HIV treatment at public hospitals and clinics. This short film (15 minutes) follows two nurses as they attend an innovative training program and return to their clinics to assume new roles caring for HIV patients. Full title: Sharing The Burden Rapidly Training HIV Nurses for Care and Treatment The Ethiopia Advanced Nurse Specialist Program © UW 2008

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        • Partnering for Life: Soweto Hospice


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          Malik Jaffer, an HIV/AIDS Palliative Care Advisor with USAID, and others talk about the meaning of their work and the importance of "partnership" behind the success of the Soweto Hospice in South Africa. On World AIDS Day (December 1), America remains the world leader in support for HIV/AIDS relief.

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          • mHealth: Doing Good While Doing Well


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            The mHealth Alliance is dedicated to enabling the delivery of quality health to the farthest reaches of wireless networks in the developing world. Its mission: to catalyze and accelerate the emerging field of mobile health (mHealth) and help move the needle in global efforts to reach the health-related UN Millennium Development Goals of reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases.

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            • AIDS 2010 "Die In" Protest in Vienna, July 18 2010


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              Hundreds of PLWHAs and HIV/AIDS activist march on Reed Meese Wien Convention Center in Vienna, July 18 2010. Activists staged mock "die in". Videography by Angela Bronner.

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              • The Partnership for an HIV-Free Generation - Introduction


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                • Denzil Douglas Speaks at US-Caribbean Partnership Meeting on HIV and AIDS


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                  Prime Minister Douglas' remarks at the First Annual Meeting of the United States - Caribbean Partnership Framework for HIV/AIDS. The meeting is being held in Barbados (Jan. 12 to 13) at the Hilton.

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                  • USC HIV/AIDS Rally Teaser


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                    We started in New York, Philly and Boston, and now we're calling on ALL USC STUDENTS. President Obama has fallen short of fulfilling his promise to increase HIV/AIDS funding and as a result millions will not receive care. President Obama is coming to LA and we need to let him know that he needs to fulfill his promise. Come rally with us this Friday October 22, 2010. We will be meeting at 7:00am in front of Starbucks. Also join us as we prep for the rally from 6:00pm to 7:00pm at 2706 Menlo Ave. on Thursday night.

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                    • Me Toca a Mi - Crew Interviews


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                      Crew members of Me Toca a Mi are interviewed about their experience including behind-the-scenes footage.

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