To engage in critical reflection and analysis about the current state of global AIDS policy. This is the challenge that Global AIDS Policy Watch seeks to take up with this inaugural issue of the GAPW Bulletin. We hope to contribute to a thoughtful analysis of the key challenges that confront us as we seek to confront the epidemic. We want to contribute to a growing global dialogue and a truly public debate about where we are headed as we seek to respond to the global HIV epidemic in the midst of its forth decade.
We want to prioritize the insights and perspectives of people and communities from the Global South, which are all too often ignored or taken for granted in designing supposedly global policies. Most of all, we invite readers of GAPW Bulletin to join us, and to take part in this debate, as we seek collectively to find new ways forward that will be able to take advantage of important technical and technological advances without sacrificing our undying commitment to human rights, social justice, and solidarity as the crucial ethical and political principles that must underlie all our actions to confront HIV and AIDS in the early 21st century.
Global AIDS Policy Watch (GAPW) is an initiative that is being launched by the Brazilian Interdisciplinary AIDS Association (ABIA) to monitor and develop constructive critical analyses of AIDS-related policies globally. GAPW seeks to create a knowledge and action network that brings together key stakeholders from NGOs, intergovernmental organizations, academic institutions, and policy makers. It willdisseminate the results of strategic research aimed at supporting AIDS-related civil society organizations in order to provide more effective advocacy for issues related to sustainability, capacity building, and fundraising.