Call for applications: Multi-Stakeholders’ Meeting
Meaningful Engagement of Women in HIV Treatment Research
Wednesday 16 May 2018, Park Inn Hotel, Brussels, Belgium
Within the framework of the Metrodora project, the EATG is organizing a Multi-Stakeholders’ Meeting about women’s involvement in HIV research. Key stakeholders involved in women’s HIV treatment and prevention research (community, researchers, policy makers, international organizations and pharmaceutical companies) are invited to this meeting to discuss the key barriers and gaps in the field as well as a Joint Action Plan contributing to increase women’s representation in HIV Research & Development (R&D) processes. As an expected outcome, a Joint Action Plan on strengthening the inclusion of women in HIV prevention and treatment research is identified and agreed upon between all stakeholders.
Call for applications:
This call for applications is addressed to women living with or affected by HIV from all over Europe who wish to promote increased involvement of women in HIV R&D. There will be three components of participation for the successful applicants: participation in webinars, a face to face training and attendance in a Multi-stakeholders’ meeting where the meaningful involvement of women in R&D will be discussed.
- Basic knowledge in HIV Research
- Motivation to increase women’s representation in HIV R&D
- Resident in one of the 53 countries of the WHO European region
- Ability to be present during the entire duration of the training and meeting 15-16 May
- Linkage to national and/or international community organizations working in the HIV field will be considered an asset
Women living with HIV are strongly invited to apply. Selection might be subject to positive discrimination criteria.
Selected candidates will receive a full scholarship to attend the meeting (travel, one night’s accommodation, meals and any eventual cost for visa/local transportation etc).
The successful applicants will attend or watch up to three 60-min webinars during April 2018 (exact dates to be announced). A half-day face-to-face training session, addressing key issues in the field, followed by a working dinner will take place on the 15 May 2018. The Multi-Stakeholders’ Meeting will take place on 16 May 2018 (full day programme).
Successful applicants are expected to be available to attend the entire program and make use of all support tools that will be in place.
The METRODORA Project:
The aim of the Metrodora project is to foster women’s involvement in Research and Development in the HIV field and their active participation in decision-making processes. The project foresees three levels of activities: assessing the involvement of women in Eastern and Western European regions; empowering advocates; and enhancing collaborative efforts between key stakeholders to improve the involvement of women in HIV R&D. The project is led by the European AIDS Treatment Group (EATG) and is part of their EATG4WOMEN initiative. For more information, see: https://www.eatg4women.com/metrodora.
Please send 1) your motivation letter in English, including answers to the following questions: How many clinical research protocols have you reviewed in the last three years?; Have you ever participated in a clinical trial yourself?; Have you ever participated in drafting a patient information sheet for a clinical trial? and 2) a brief CV in English (including evidence of experience in HIV advocacy) to Kristjan Jachnowitsch, EATG Training Coordinator, (Kristjan.Jachnowitsch@eatg.org) by 22 March 2018.
For more information about the project, you can also contact Maria Dutarte, Project Manager (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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