Feedback requested on National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research in CanadaFriday, August 30 2013
Dr. Jacqueline Gahagan & the Gathering of Spirits Collaborative invite you to provide comments on the draft National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research in Canada.
The National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research is meant to be used as an advocacy tool to ensure women’s, trans people’s and girl’s specific HIV research needs and issues are included in the next generation of HIV/AIDS research undertaken in Canada. The idea for this national consensus statement emerged over a number of years, beginning at the 2009 Canadian Association for HIV Research (CAHR) annual conference and continuing through several other CAHR conferences and regional meetings focused on the HIV-related research issues faced by women, trans people and girls in Canada. The Gathering of Spirits: Canadian Women, Trans People and Girls’ HIV Research Collaborative (Gathering of Spirits Collaborative) was formed in April 2011, at an ancillary event held in conjunction with the CAHR conference that same year.
The draft version of the National Consensus Statement on Women, Trans People and Girls and HIV Research was recently revised following the priority setting ancillary session held at the CAHR conference in 2013. This priority setting session provided an opportunity for a diverse group of stakeholders from community, government, and research sectors from across Canada, as well as a representative from the International AIDS Society (IAS), to discuss the draft consensus statement and the process for its completion.
We hope to finalize the document in September. Your comments before September 3, 2013 would be greatly appreciated. Please send your comments through our online draft copy of the declaration: National Consensus Statement (English, Version 8.1): https://docs.google.com/
Gender & Health Promotion Studies Unit, Dalhousie University