Symposium "People with an International History in NRW - HIV Prevention and Empowerment" on 10 September 2022 at the Haus der Technik in Essen.
This is a cordial invitation to the symposium "People with an international history in NRW - HIV prevention and empowerment" on 10 September 2022 at the Haus der Technik in Essen. The aims of the symposium are: Visibility, exchange of experiences, empowerment, strategies for solutions, location descriptions, networking, appointments, political appeals, results and self-help promotion.
MiSSA NRW is a network of and for people from sub-Saharan Africa who are involved in promoting health and HIV prevention. Aidshilfe NRW and its partners help with this. Networking, exchange and help are most important. Health is a human right and with this symposium we want to help improve access and lower barriers.
Together with the PRADI NRW network (prevention, anti-discrimination work, integration), we cordially invite you to attend. The symposium is aimed at the MiSSA and PRADI communities and networks, full-time and voluntary staff in AIDS support organisations, migration self-help organisations and people from politics, administration and care structures.
Participation and meals are free of charge. Travel expenses can be reimbursed. Click here for online registration.
Especially in the Corona pandemic, people with HIV and other serious, sometimes life-threatening illnesses who have no or unclear health insurance turned up in the responsible care structures with above-average frequency. Many of them are MiSSA. In this workshop we want to give an overview of the situation and the possibilities so far. People without health insurance need to be able to get faster access to medical and drug care as well as more constant psychosocial support.
Katharina Janik, Aidshilfe Bonn
Johannes Schwerdt, Anonymous Health Insurance Bonn
Pierre Mayamba, Aidshilfe Essen
Fabiaola Oliveira, Health Department Cologne (inquired)
Stephan Gellrich, Aidshilfe NRW
In this workshop we will discuss experiences of discrimination by people with a migration history, who are living with HIV or are LGBTIQ+ persons. Our focus is to improve the way discrimination is dealt with and fought against both by the discriminated groups of people and by the AIDS support as a stakeholder.
Alphonsine Kayinamura, MiSSA, Aidshilfe Bonn
Dr. Amit Marcus, PRADI, Aidshilfe Düsseldorf
Khaled Dawoud, a refugee man
Jana Kawina, MiSSA Remscheid
Target group-specific prevention by, for and with people with a migration history has become increasingly important in recent years and there have been positive developments. At the same time, however, some barriers seem to be gaining space again. In this interactive and participatory workshop, participants will get an overview of some current approaches together but also with different perspectives. There will also be a look into the future and recommendations will be developed.
Experts, multipliers and key persons from the communities.
Rufin Kendall, Aidshilfe Düsseldorf
We want to share our experiences together: Who doesn't know it; having secrets, shame or feelings of guilt towards other people. But especially in the context of the family, it can often lead to great difficulties for people of the LGBTIQ community with a migration history due to culture and beliefs. Thus, an openly lived queer life can lead to hurdles and rejection within the family and in the public space. Together we want to openly address important aspects and together find solution strategies and ways of dealing with them in the sense of empowerment for those affected and the family.
Lina Kabangu, Essen
Dr. Esther Mujawayo Keiner
N. D., Essen
10 September 2022 from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. at the Haus der Technik in Essen, Germany.
10.00 to 10.30
Welcome and short introduction
Patrick Orth and Yvette Djuidjie Kamgne
Aims of the symposium: Visibility, exchange of experiences, empowerment, strategies for solutions, location descriptions, networking, appointments, political appeals, results and self-help promotion
10.30 a.m. to 12.30
Workshop 1: People without or with unclear health insurance
Workshop 2: Discrimination? No thx! - fight stigma!
12.30 to 13.30
Break and lunch
13.30 to 15.30
Workshop 3: Prevention by, for and with people with a migration history
Workshop 4: Love matters - Family matters too - dealing with secrets/ feelings of shame and guilt
15.30 to 16.00
16.00 - 17.00
Highlights from the workshops, collection of essentials for appeal