Video series scale up campaign to protect key populations and people living with HIV
Updated: Aug 28, 2020
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HIV Advocates launch video series to scale up the campaign to protect key populations, and people living with HIV
TLF Sexuality, Health, and Rights Educators Collective, Inc., together with PLHIV Response Center, Action for Health Initiatives, Inc., the Commission on Human Rights, and the Department of Justice, produced “Lavan Vlogs: Mga Kwentong HIV at Iba Pa,” a web series that promotes the practice of reporting, and documentation of cases of discrimination among vulnerable and key populations. The hope of this series is to encourage these people to access the different modes of legal remedies.
The videos will be released by batches at the TLF SHARE Collective, Inc. website (www.tlfshare.org), social media platforms such as the YouTube channel (youtube.com/c/tlfmanila), and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/TLFShare). Even before the pandemic, HIV advocates have already identified stigma and discrimination as barriers to access available HIV-related services. With the coronavirus, HIV-related vulnerabilities of the different key populations and the PLHIVs are amplified.
“These key populations, including PLHIVs, do not report because they think that what happened to them is not an important issue. They fear that reporting would cause further discrimination in the communities. Sa ating mga KPs at PLHIVs huwag dedmahin ang stigma at discrimination at kung may naranasan mahalaga na I Report Mo. RA 11166, or the Philippine HIV and AIDS Policy Act 2018, provides measures to protect KPs and PLHIVs from all forms of stigma and discrimination,” said TLF SHARE Executive Director Anastacio M. Marasigan Jr.