NOBODY CAN DISAPPEAR FROM THE FIGHT AGAINST AIDS. IF GOVERNMENTS DISAPPEAR, IF DONORS DISAPPEAR, IF CIVIL SOCIETY DISAPPEARS, WE WILL NOT END AIDS.
The international community has committed to stop AIDS from being a public health issue by 2030.However, we will not be able to achieve this goal if we forget the most vulnerable populations: men who have sex with other men, sex workers, transgender population, prison population, drug users or indigenous population. In many countries of the world, these populations continue to be stigmatized, criminalized and forgotten by their governments and by society, making difficult their access to health programs and violating their human rights.
This neglect has caused that the financing of programs focused on these populations, key in the response to AIDS, depends mostly on international cooperation, which in recent years is stagnating or shrinking, especially in countries that have become middle income, according to the World Bank classification.
Entire regions such as Latin America and the Caribbean begin to lose the support of international organizations and donor countries, without considering whether the governments will want or be able to fill that gap.
For this reason, the "NOBODY" campaign is born, uniting civil society organizations and experts from Latin America, the Caribbean and the rest of the world, to end the abandonment suffered by the populations most vulnerable to HIV / AIDS from international funders and their own governments.
Civil society organizations signing this manifesto want to ensure that NOBODY disappears from the fight against AIDS, and that each one fulfills its role. Therefore, we demand: