Call for Abstracts
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Framework for Workshops
There will be three workshop streams of eight simultaneous workshops. Each workshop stream will be 1 ½ hours in length.
Each stream will take one of the plenary themes of Dignity, Health and Justice. Abstracts should be submitted under one of the eight sub-categories for workshops that address key issues needing theological reflection and practical action by faith-based organizations and individuals. These eight cross-cutting themes are:
- Human Rights, Advocacy, Public Policies
- Care and Support
- Vulnerable Groups
- Gender relations, marriage, gender-based violence
Thus, workshops will combine the three “streams” with each of these eight sub-categories as follows:
|Stream 1: Dignity||Stream 2: Health||Stream 3: Justice|
|Youth and Dignity||Youth and Health||Youth and Justice|
|Prevention and Dignity||Prevention and Health||Prevention and Justice|
|Human Rights, advocacy and/or public policies and Dignity||Human Rights, advocacy and/or public policies and Health||Human Rights, advocacy and/or public policies and Justice|
|Care, support and Dignity||Care, support and Health||Care, support and Justice|
|Treatment and Dignity||Treatment and Health||Treatment and Justice|
|Vulnerable groups and Dignity||Vulnerable groups and Health||Vulnerable groups and Justice|
|Gender relations, marriage, GBV and Dignity||Gender relations, marriage,GBV and Health||Gender relations, marriage,GBV and Justice|
|Migration and Dignity||Migration and Health||
Migration and Justice
There are other cross-cutting issues that should be addressed in a number of these streams, such as stigma and discrimination, and sexuality.
Workshops should keep focused on how faith-centered HIV work move forward in the future, rather than simply present what has already been done.
Priority will be given to abstracts that include an advocacy perspective.
Each workshop should offer theological reflection on the topic as well as a “best practice” or other practical presentation, with significant time spent in exchange and discussion.
It is not necessary for one workshop proposal to include all these elements;