Economic Justice

What's the issue?

Poverty is powerful -- in the lives of individuals, at the community level, and in a nation with impoverished social spending.

Poverty is the direct result of economically unjust decisions that destabilize our economy, increase inequality, and undermine our best-laid plans and policies by reducing much needed government revenue.

Poverty increases risk of HIV, and living with HIV is impoverishing for many.

Why we fight

Economic justice (EJ) -- the attainment of rightful access to basic financial and material resources and opportunities -- is a key factor to ending the AIDS epidemic in the United States and around the world.

We believe that achieving economic justice will mean fewer cases of HIV and AIDS, reduced suffering and fewer premature deaths.

What's our network doing about it?

We are shifting the terms of EJ – changing the dialogue from poverty to income, and from government deficits to equitable revenue where the wealthy pay their fair share.

We show the links between HIV/AIDS and EJ issues, joining campaigns and coalitions to tell the stories of our communities and winning changes that affect people living with HIV and those at risk of HIV infection.

We are active members of the Caring Across Generations and Robin Hood Tax campaign, and work closely with the National Working Positive Coalition and Positive Women’s Network of the USA on issues of income, jobs and EJ.

This Labor Day We Can Achieve Empowerment through Employment

| September 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

After this long holiday weekend dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers, we recognize that many people living with HIV are able to work, and want to work, but are not working. HIV disproportionately affects communities and individuals with historical experience of high rates of poverty, low literacy and unemployment. For many, […]

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WATCH: UN to take U.S. Gov’t to task on addressing structural racism

| August 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you know that the U.S. is signatory to the Convention on the Elimination of all forms of Racial Discrimination? This means they undergo a review with the UN on what they are doing to eliminate racial discrimination. We submitted a report to the UN on structural racism and the HIV epidemic. You can watch […]

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HIV Advocates Take Demands Global

| August 7, 2014 | 1 Comment

Advocacy groups report to UN on U.S. failures to address the HIV epidemic in communities of color “Unfortunately, U.S. efforts to combat HIV/AIDS in communities of color have fallen far short of their goals.”  -Suraj Madoori, manager of HIV PJA In a report, which will be presented to and considered by the United Nations in […]

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Webinar Recording: We Are Here – Toward An Advocacy Agenda for Black Gay Men in the South

| July 31, 2014 | 0 Comments

  More Resources: CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD SLIDES Click here to download the Office of LGBT Health Fact Sheet – Provided by Louis Graham. We Are Here – Toward An Advocacy Agenda for Black Gay Men in the South Thursday, July 31, 2014 If we believe our lives are priceless we can’t be conquered. – […]

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Ending the Spectrum: A Timeline of Women’s Struggles Through a Gender and Human-Rights Lens

| July 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

This post has been crossposted from our allies and partners at the Positive Women’s Network of the United States of America (PWN-USA). The original post can be accessed by clicking here.   “We, as women living with HIV, envision a life free from violence, coercion, and discrimination for all people. We, as women living with […]

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