Applications open for training workshops – UNAIDS Caribbean

The Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and El Centro de Orientacion e Investigacion Integral (COIN), with support from PANCAP Global Fund Round 9, is inviting experienced community activists, HIV/STI Prevention workers, and health promotion trainers to apply to participate in CVC/COIN’s Facilitators training for delivery of Workshops in Sexual Health Promotion for Peer Educators working with Gay, Bisexuals, Transgender, Men who have sex with men (GBTM), and Sex Workers.

This new training resource manual is written for trainers who are interested in strengthening their capacity building initiatives with outreach workers and peer educators working with vulnerable and marginalised populations. CVC/COIN will host two trainings with the aim of creating a regional network of trained facilitators. The first training intended for Spanish-speakers will be held over five days in the Dominican Republic from 11th to 15th June 2012. A second training intended for English-speakers will be held in Trinidad from 25th-29th June 2012.

Find out more about the programme, eligibility criteria and the application process. Applications are due by May 29th, 2012.

Are you a journalist living openly with HIV in the Carbean?

If you are, UNAIDS is giving journalists a chance to cover the Living 2012 Summit and AIDS Conference to be held in DC in July. Those interested should email for more info.

According to, Living 2012 “is the 13th International Conference of people living with HIV and will be held on July 19 and 20, 2012, in Washington DC, USA. LIVING 2012 is an official pre-conference to the 19th International AIDS Conference AIDS 2012. The goal of LIVING 2012 is to guide and inform actions and programmes of people living with HIV networks and other stakeholders through an evidence-informed advocacy strategy developed by and for people living with HIV. One of the outcomes will be an updated Global Advocacy Agenda for people living with HIV.”


Become a “Got It? Get It.” brand amdassabor

The Got it? Get it safe sex campaign is looking for passionate individuals to join their team as brand ambassadors.

Developed by PSI/Caribbean, the Got it? Get it campaign is a powerful, youth oriented, Caribbean-flavoured branded campaign that has the ultimate goal of empowering Caribbean youth to take responsibility for their sexual health.


Call for papers on sexual health in the Caribbean

The editors of the journal Sexuality Research and Social Policy is requesting article submissions for a special issue on Sexual Health in the Caribbean.

This special issue is intended to showcase the work researchers are doing to address the multiple areas of sexual health in the Caribbean* and the Caribbean diaspora. We encourage authors to submit their work in the areas of sexuality education, sexual rights, social determinants of sexual health, sexual health promotion, HIV and other STIs, sexual diversities – including gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender groups, sexual dysfunctions, among others. We are particularly interested in papers that address the implications of sexual health research to inform policies. Submissions that advance the theoretical and methodological discussions of sexual health research and policy in the Caribbean region are also encouraged.


PANCAP call for applications to review the interpersonal communications (IPC) strategies of social marketing organisations

CARISMA-PANCAP is requesting applications from suitably qualified consultant(s) to document and review the interpersonal communications (IPC) strategies for HIV prevention and sexual health promotion of social marketing organisations (SMOs) with selected populations in two Caribbean countries (St Lucia and the Dominican Republic), from April – September 2012. This will involve working closely with SMOs who are part of the CARISMA programme.

The deadline for submission of proposals is 21st May 2012 at 17.00 (London time)

Full proposal information, including guidelines for submission and evaluation can be found at: