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  • Events | 24 June, 2011 (08:04)

    HIV/AIDS in Asia’s marginalized communities

    HIV/AIDS is unique among epidemics in the way it has targeted socially marginalized populations: sex workers, drug users, ethnic minorities, and men who have sex with men. Meg Davis will speak about HIV/AIDS across the region and Asia Catalyst, the organization she founded, which provides coaching services on how these communities can best mobilize, form their own NGOs, provide front-line services, and advocate to local governments.   .

    DATE: June 29 (Wednesday)
    TIME: 4-5:30pm
    VENUE: Embassy of the Grand-Duchy of Luxembourg, Unit 1701, Tower B, Pacific Century Place, 2A Gong Ti Bei Lu, Chaoyang District, Tel.: 8588 0900
    ENTRANCE: free to FCCC members, 80 RMB on the door to non-members
    REGISTRATION: please email fcccadmin@gmail.com

    ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
    Meg Davis
    is an anthropologist who has conducted research and advocacy on HIV/AIDS, police abuse, housing rights, environmental
    rights, and rule of law in China, Thailand, Burma, Cambodia and Indonesia. She earned a Ph.D. at the University of Pennsylvania and held postdoctoral fellowships at Yale University and UCLA. A former China researcher at Human Rights Watch, Davis is the author of Song and Silence: Ethnic Revival on China’s Southwest Borders.  Her articles have appeared in Harm Reduction Journal, Wall Street Journal Asia, International Herald Tribune, and South China Morning Post.