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.
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.
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 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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Join the HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA), National Working Positive Coalition (NWPC) and Positive Women’s Network – USA (PWN–USA) in a campaign for economic empowerment by and for people living with HIV. With your help, we will change the conversation – and the policies – of the HIV community from poverty to income, and […]
In early March, researchers at the 2014 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections (CROI) revealed a stark 12.1% HIV incidence among young black gay men in Atlanta, Georgia – the highest rate ever measured in any population of a resource-rich nation. We turned to one of the early strategists of the HIV prevention justice movement, the […]