ERIC Number: ED410343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Ethnic Minorities and Migrant Communities. Report on the Round Table and Satellite Meetings. International Congress on AIDS (9th, Berlin, Germany, June 6-11, 1993).
Naz Foundation, London (England).
The Naz Foundation sponsors a project on HIV and AIDS education, prevention, and support among South Asian, Turkish, Irani, and Arab communities in Europe. As immigrants, ethnic minorities, and refugees, these people are not isolated from the societies in which they live, and are just as vulnerable as any other community to AIDS. A conference on AIDS in Berlin (Germany) in 1993 featured a roundtable on AIDS education and prevention among these minority groups. The roundtable opened with a discussion of the necessity for health education for immigrant and refugee peoples, and a call for culturally and linguistically appropriate services, including education. Defining the age groups to be targeted and the venues for education is a major concern for these ethnic communities. Five papers provide viewpoints about responses to AIDS in these minority groups: (1) "The Human Right of Movement and Asylum and Persons with HIV/AIDS" (Fernando Chang-Muy); (2) "Empowerment of Marginalised Communities To Develop Their Own HIV/AIDS Service Organisations To Provide Education, Prevention and Support Services" (Dima Abdulrahim); (3) "Development of Culturally Appropriate HIV/AIDS Education and Prevention Services for Ethnic Minority and Migrant Populations" (Ramazan Salman); (4) "Undocumented Immigrants Living with HIV in New York City" (Jairo Enrique Pedraza); and (5) "Report on the First European Information Exchange Meeting on Ethnic Minorities, Migrants and AIDS, Held in Blossin, Germany, May 1993" (Oonagh O'Brien). Attachments include declarations, issues, and recommendations from the roundtable and the entire conference. Recommendations for national and local AIDS service organizations are also made. An analysis of existing services leads to the call for culturally and linguistically sensitive services for these Muslim and Asian populations in Europe, including the provision of AIDS education in ways defined by the communities themselves. (SLD)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Naz Foundation, London (England).