New Toolkit Supports Advocates in Using Media to Fight for HIV Justice

In March 2018, HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE published, “Making Media Work for HIV Justice: An introduction to media engagement for advocates opposing HIV criminalisation.

Produced by Positive Women’s Network-USA on behalf of HIV JUSTICE WORLDWIDE, the toolkit helps advocates understand the importance of engagement with media to change narratives around this unjust practice.

It also includes reporting tips for journalists, designed to educate writers and media makers around the nuances of HIV criminalisation, and the harms of inaccurate and stigmatising coverage.

In April, a 90 minute webinar hosted by PWN-USA introduced attendees to some of the concepts and practices highlighted in the toolkit, and featured formidable activists, journalists, communications professionals, and human rights defenders working at the intersection of media and HIV criminalisation.