Q&A Session 1

Engaging Parliamentarians to Get to Triple Zero

In this panel discussion, political leaders from Asia and the Pacific will share experiences and give their critical reflections on the distinct leadership role of parliamentarians and their networks in achieving the triple zero challenge: zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths by 2015. Panellists will present some of the best reproductive health, HIV and AIDS advocacy and policy practices that have contributed to ensuring inclusion, non-discrimination and inequality are priorities. The session will also illustrate country-level partnerships between parliamentarians and government officials, community-based organisations and other stakeholders that have led to effective advocacy and policy practices.

  • John Hyde, Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development, Deputy Director; Thailand
  • Nova Riyanti Yusuf, Member of Parliament; Indonesia
  • Kaka Baga-ao, Member of Parliament; Campaigner on HIV issues and the rights of people of diverse sexualities and genders; Phillipines
  • Anurag Thakur, India; Member of Parliament, Indonesia; Forum of Parliamentarians on HIV/AIDS, Member of Governing Body; India            
  • Marriyum Aurangzeb, Member of Parliament; Pakistan
  • Gagan Thapa, Member of Parliament; Nepal
  • Okky Asokawati, Member of Parliament; Indonesian
  • Dang Thuan Phong, Member of Parliament; Vietnam
  • Steve Kraus, UNAIDS, Director Regional Support Team Asia and the Pacific; Switzerland

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