ABOUT CANDLELIGHT MEMORIAL
he International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, coordinated by the Global Network of People living with HIV is one of the worldâ€™s oldest and largest grassroots mobilization campaigns for HIV awareness in the world. Started in 1983, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial takes place every third Sunday in May and is led by a coalition of some 1,200 community organizations in 115 countries. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial is much more than just a memorial. The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as a community mobilization campaign to raise social consciousness about HIV and AIDS. With 33 million people living with HIV today, the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial serves as an important intervention for global solidarity, breaking down
Mobilization & Advocacy Campaign
or many organizers community mobilization for the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial begins on World AIDS Day, 1 December, and ends with the international memorial in May. Organizations register online on the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial website to become official "coordinating organizations." Once registered, the Global Network of People living with HIV informs and guides coordinating organizations in the planning of their memorial activities. The Global Network of People living with HIV provides posters, a theme and some directions in the kind of policy change that is called for through the theme. These demands for policy and social change are based on the Candlelight Advocacy Platform.
oordinating Organizations are the community-based groups and networks organizing the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial around the world. Coordinating organizations are diverse and include networks and organizations of people living with HIV and other key populations, affected families and communities, as well as women organizations, service organizations, academic institutions, health-care facilities, faith-based groups, businesses, media, and more. The Global Network of People living with HIV provides global coordination and makes a available an online coordinator package including a manual and specially designed posters, web space to post event details, and membership of the campaign's global coalition. After the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial event in May, coordinating organizations submit a brief final report online detailing what happened at their activities and the impact of the events on their communities.
emorials range from small community vigils to multi-day national commemorations. In addition to remembrance, many coordinating organizations use the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial as an opportunity to promote local HIV services, encourage education and community dialogue, and advocate for the advancement of public policy. Memorials often include lighting of candles, marches, speeches, dramatic performances, spiritual and cultural rituals, and a safe space for interaction and community engagement. As a global coordinating organization, the Global Network of People living with HIV supports the memorials with a website, press release templates, fact sheets, digital posters, web banners and other promotional materials.
Regional and National Leadership
eadership by people living with HIV and those affected by HIV is an important part of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial. Historically the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial was started by people living with HIV â€œto give a face to the epidemicâ€?. Today, coordinating organizations are diverse and include networks and organizations of people living with HIV and other key populations, affected families and communities, as well as women organizations, service organizations, academic institutions, health-care facilities, faith-based groups, businesses, media, and more. In the support structure of the International AIDS Candlelight Memorial, national coordinators lead the Candlelight in their countries, working with community coordinating organizations to develop their community events. A number of national coordinators also function as regional coordinators and are members of the International Advisory Board representing each world region where the program takes place. Throughout the year, the Global Network of People Living with HIV supports exchange between regional and national coordinators.
About the Council The council is created to be the central advisory, planning and policy making body on the prevention and control of HIV/AIDS in the City of Cebu. The council is composed of the City Mayor as the Chairman, the chairman on the committee of health and hospital services as the Vice-Chairman of the council. With members from the City Health Office, City School Superintendent, City Social Welfare Officer. One representative from accredited organizations of entertainment bar/ massage/sauna operators/managers. One representative from accredited organizations of bar entertainers/massage/sauna attendants. And two representative from accredited nongovernment organization (NGO) actively involved in programs, activities and advocacy with STD/HIV/AIDS in prevention.
Power and Function
Formulate policies and strategies for the prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS;
Monitor and evaluate the implementation of its programs and plans, campaigns and strategies;
Organize and encourage owners/operators/managers of registered entertainment establishments, sauna and massage parlors to actively participate in the prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS.
Identify and recommend priorities and gaps in local STI/HIV/AIDS related cases;
Conduct periodic public information, education and communication activities in the promotion of prophylactic, reproductive health, prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS in different communities & barangays;
Conduct regular seminars in all educational institution from primary to tertiary level to distribute, disseminate, circulate, publish or broadcast modules, pamphlets, booklets, brochures or other forms of information be it written, verbal, audio or video.
Conducts regular seminar/forums/dialogues in all government institutions and agencies and its subdivisions whether national or local including government owned or controlled corporations found within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Cebu as well as private establishments and to distribute, disseminate, circulate, publish or broadcast modules, pamphlets, booklets, brochures or other forms of information be it written, verbal, audio or video;
Conduct yearly STI/HIV/AIDS Serological and behavioral Surveillance, in coordination with the Social Hygiene Clinic (SHC-CHO) and the Department of Health (DOH) among the people with high risk sexual behavior or those who by the nature of their work is prone to contacting STI/HIV/AIDS virus;
Initiate skills training, advocacy program and develop strategies to benefit the people with the high risk of contacting STI/HIV/AIDS virus; and
Monitor, inspect, examine regularly the facilities, practices and procedures of hospitals, medical/dental clinics, medical/dental laboratories, medical/dental testing centers and blood banks located within the territorial jurisdiction of the City of Cebu whether they are public or privately owned, for profit or charitable purpose and evaluate whether or not they have complied with the existing minimum standards in the prevention of STI/HIV/AIDS diseases;
Recommend the Sangguniang Panglungsod enactment of laws and ordinances that shall assist in the control and prevention of STI/HIB/AIDS;
Recommend the closure or imposition of sanctions or penalties of any establishments found violating the prohibited acts as mentioned under the ordinance;
Assist in the source/request for funding and recommend allocation of resources;
To act as the primary agency that shall represent the City of Cebu in all conventions , conferences, forums or gathering of other agencies, organizations, leagues, chambers or groupings whether national, local or international pertaining to the issue of STI/HIV/AIDS;
To monitor in coordination with the City Healht Department STI/HIV/AIDS cases;
To identify STI/HIV/AIDS cases through passive and active surveillance; and
To perform all other tasks and functions related to the overall objective in the prevention and control of STI/HIV/AIDS in the City of Cebu.
Organization Profile Cebuplus Association, Inc. (CPAI) is a non-profit, non business oriented support group run and organized by concerned individuals in Cebu to help, educate and support the people living with HIV/AIDS(PLHIV), their affected families (AF) and significant others (SO). CPAI was conceptualized by concerned individuals last April 5, 2009. With the help of Positive Action Foundation Philippines Inc. (PAFPI), Department of Health Region 7(DOH7), Cebu City Multi-Sectoral Aids Council (CCMSAC) and Asilo de la Milagrosa, the organization was formed as the support group that we currently recognize as Cebuplus Association, Inc. CPAI acquired its legal identity through SEC registration last December 16, 2009 and was officially launched last February 7, 2010 at Diplomat Hotel, Cebu City. At present, CPAI is an active member of the Cebu City Multi-Sectoral AIDS Council and The National Federation of Filipino Living with HIV and AIDS (NaFFWA). CPAI envision a greater and meaningful engagement of people living with HIV, their affected families and significant others towards improving wellness and quality of life in a supportive environment. By 2015, CPAI aim to be an independent, sustainable organization that contributes to gender and age responsive, universal access to positive prevention, treatment, care and support through enhanced multi-level, multi-sectored and culturally competent partnership and programs.
Vision “CPAI IS A COMPETENT, SUSTAINABLE, ORGANIZATION OF DEDICATED AND INNOVATIVE ADVOCATES, RESPONSIVE TO THE NEEDS OF THE KEY AFFECTED POPULATION AT RISK AND VULNERABLE TO HIV AND AIDS IN THE VISAYAS REGION, CONTRIBUTING TO THE CREATION OF SAFE AND SUPPORTIVE ENVIRONMENT FOR ALL”
Core Values C – ompassionate P – rofessionalism L – eadership U – niversal S – ervice
Mission "CPAI IS A SUPPORT SYSTEM OF ADVOCATES THAT REACHES OUT AND MOBILIZES THE KEY AFFECTED POPULATION AND STAKEHOLDERS AND INCREASING AWARENESS, REDUCING STIGMA AND DISCRIMINATION, AND PROVIDING QUALITY SERVICES ON HIV AND AIDS TOWARDS BEHAVIOURAL CHANGE STARTING WITH ONESELF."
Advocacies & Services • Voluntary Counselling and Testing • Facilitation of CD4 counting • Home and Hospital Visitation • Client Temporary Shelter Service for PLHA • Positive Speakers Bureau – Cebu • Information, Advocacy, Education, Communication Activities • Health Information • Health/ Medicine referral • Others
International AIDS Candlelight Memorial (Cebu City)
30th International AIDS Candlelight Memorial Ceremony Doxology FORGE/GSWH Pambansang Awit Welcome Remarks Dr.Stella Ygona History of the IACM Dr. Balong Agtuca Inspirational Message Dr. Asuncion Anden Renewal of Commitment History of the Quilt Marichu Borres Quilt Ceremony -Message by Stakeholder and Pinning of the Quilt * GSWH * PWID * Asilo dela Milagrosa * Community Scout * SHEAC * Antonia de Oviedo * FORGE * ECNA * COLORS * Dep. Ed. *CHD7 * DKT * PDEA *CPAI * TLY * City Atty. Office *Re-you * RAF-C * VSMMC *The Bachelors * DSWS * Bisdak Pride - Folding of the Quilt Cebu Plus Assoc. Inc. Candlelight Ceremony - Prayer Brother Paul - Lighting of Candles *Dr. Anden * Dr.Ygona * Dr.Odelle *Dr.Ilya * Dr.Delia - Mass Singing Acknowledgment Atty.Anna Lyn Hernandez