HIV and Sexual Transmitted Infections
PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS and Latin@s en Acción invite you to participate in the Washington D.C. première of: Translatina
When: Thursday, July 29 2010, 6:00 to 8:30 p.m.
(Welcome and refreshments/appetizers from 6:00 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the screening of the documentary)
Where: Pan American Health Organization, 525 Twenty-third Street, N.W., Washington, D.C
Translatina paints an alarming and enlightening portrait of the realities faced by transgender women in Latin America, group very affected by the HIV epidemic. The result of three years of production, more than 100 hours of filming, and interviews with people from 15 nationalities, this 90-minute documentary provides a realistic look at the challenges faced by transgender women in accessing education, work, justice, health care, and other basic services.
Translatina also showcases how transgender organizations in Latin America are starting a dialogue with governments to demand justice and services for transgender women.
Launched in high profile advocacy events all across Latin America, including conferences (Peru, Costa Rica), theaters (Argentina, Panama) and government offices (in El Salvador, in the Ministerio de Gobernación), Translatina has been selected for five international festivals. Sponsoring organizations: PAHO/WHO, UNAIDS, UNDP, ILGA, REDLACTRANS and AECID. Director: Felipe de Gregori.
“It covers EVERYTHING. At times, it’s difficult to watch.” (Ruby Corado, GBLT Leader)
“It changed my PERSPECTIVE on the issue” (Cristina Torres, Gender Expert)
“Top quality. Needs to be DISSEMINATED” (Ricardo Luque, Head of National AIDS Program, Colombia)
PAHO was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people of the Americas and serves as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS, or UNAIDS, is the main advocate for accelerated, comprehensive and coordinated global action on the HIV epidemic. Lati@s en Acción is a Washington metro area GLBT
As countries advance toward disease elimination, the need for sustained funding remains
Countries in the Americas are making progress toward the elimination of diseases such as malaria, pediatric HIV and congenital syphilis, and tuberculosis. But additional sustained investments—including support from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria—are critical to allow countries to finish the job, experts said at a Sept. 30 briefing organized by the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO).