The 2016 round for the Red Ribbon Award is now open for nominations!
The 2016 Red Ribbon Award call for nominations: UNAIDS, the organising partners of the 21st International AIDS Conference and civil society partners are jointly announcing a global call for nominations for the 2016 Red Ribbon Award. The award, which will be presented in July 2016 at the International AIDS Conference (AIDS2016) in Durban, South Africa, will be given to ten community based organizations that have shown outstanding community leadership and action on AIDS.
The five award categories, based on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are:
a) Good health and well-being (SDG3)
b) Reduced inequalities (SDG10)
c) Gender equality (SDG5)
d) Just, peaceful & inclusive societies (SDG16)
e) Global partnership (SDG17)
The selected community organizations will benefit from international visibility and an invitation to participate in AIDS2016. Additionally, each recipient of the award will receive a US$10,000 grant. We call out to civil society partners around the world to spread the word that the Red Ribbon Award 2016 nomination process is now open and that their nominations of exceptional community-based organizations are welcome. Additional information regarding the Red Ribbon Award, the categories and criteria for selection, as well as the on-line nomination facility can be found on this website.
What is the Red Ribbon Award? The red ribbon is a global symbol in the movement to address AIDS. The Red Ribbon Award, presented every two years at the International AIDS Conference, is designed to honor and celebrate community based organizations for their outstanding initiatives that show leadership in reducing the spread and impact of AIDS. The award is a joint effort of the UNAIDS family and as such, this year it will place particular emphasis on the organization’s newly approved global priority areas of action.
The Red Ribbon Award was first given in 2006 and has recognized 85 organizations from over 50 different countries since then as leading community-based responses to AIDS. Such organizations lie at the heart of the response to the AIDS epidemic – displaying extraordinary courage, resilience and strength in addressing one of the greatest challenges of our time. Using creative and sustainable ways to promote prevention of sexual transmission, and prevention among people who use drugs, provide treatment, care, and support to people living with HIV and demonstrating innovation in the face of stigma and discrimination through advocacy and human rights, and stopping new HIV infections in children and keeping mothers alive, and taking care of women’s health, these examples of community leadership are showing us in practical terms how to reverse a global epidemic – one community at a time.
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For more information, please visit the Red Ribbon Award website.