AHF Applauds UN Human Rights Council for Adding Urgent Debate on Racism to Session Agenda
 
Jun 17, 2020
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World’s largest AIDS organization, AHF, applauds United Nations Human Rights Council decision to #StandAgainstHate by holding urgent debate on racism and police brutality at its 43rd session this week.

LOS ANGELES -- AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF) and its #StandAgainstHate campaign applauds the United Nations Human Rights Council for agreeing to hold an urgent debate this week on racism and police brutality amid the ongoing civil unrest across the U.S. and globally.

“AHF was founded to fight the injustices people living with HIV/AIDS were facing thirty-three years ago—and today we’re standing with the millions of people across the country and world who are fighting against the acts of hatred, violence and murder that are profoundly affecting the African American community throughout the United States,” said Terri Ford, AHF Chief of Global Advocacy & Policy. “We applaud the UN Human Rights Council for putting the urgent debate on racism, police brutality and the violence being used to stop peaceful protests on the agenda of its 43rd session this week. And we hope that the debate concludes with some positive solutions for eliminating racial injustice both in the U.S. and around the world.”

In response to the murders of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and many other Black citizens at the hands of police, AHF re-launched its #StandAgainstHate initiative to stand in solidarity with Black activists. The campaign aims to raise awareness, share resources and elevate Black voices across various platforms.

“In addition to fighting for equality and against injustice, our #StandAgainstHate campaign also seeks to open the world’s eyes to the fact that racism, along with it obviously being a civil and human rights issue, is also a critical public health issue,” added Samantha Granberry, Vice President, AHF Strategic Partnerships & Sales. “Whether you’re talking about housing, employment or education – racism impacts it all – and creates obstacles for people being able to remain healthy and thrive. AHF commends the UN Human Rights Council for hearing the millions of voices of Black America and advocates from around the world and having the courage to take on this vital issue!”

For more information, please contact Ged Kenslea at gedk@aidshealth.org or (323) 791-5526.

About AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF)
AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), the largest global AIDS organization, currently provides medical care and/or services to over 1.4 million people in 45 countries worldwide in the US, Africa, Latin America/Caribbean, the Asia/Pacific Region and Eastern Europe. To learn more about AHF, please visit our website: www.aidshealth.org, find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/aidshealth and follow us on Twitter: @aidshealthcare and Instagram:  @aidshealthcare.

Contacts

U.S. MEDIA CONTACTS:
Ged Kenslea, Senior Director, Communications, AHF
+1 323 308 1833 work +1.323.791.5526 mobile
gedk@aidshealth.org

Denys Nazarov, Director of Global Policy & Communications, AHF
+1.202.503.4743
dn@aidshealth.org

Source: AIDS Healthcare Foundation