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Speaking freely, being strong

Social movements have brought energy, vitality and self-defined change to local, national and international responses to HIV and AIDS. By bringing people together and advocating effectively, social movements have amplified voices of people most affected by HIV and AIDS and created opportunities for their voices to influence governments and other decision makers.

This document outlines some of the main findings of a pilot case study in South Africa. It formed the basis for a roundtable dialogue in Cape Town in November 2006, bringing together key stakeholders (members of social movements, media professionals, civil society and local policy makers) to discuss the findings and critique the recommendations.




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