Social marketing material developed by Centre for Popular Education and Human Rights, a 2014 GLAM grantee in Ghana AVAC, amfar, COC Netherlands and International Rectal Microbicide Advocates (IRMA) are pleased to announce seven Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) awards to projects in Africa. GLAM, an initiative of IRMA’s Project ARM (Africa for Rectal Microbicides) in collaboration with Read More >>
IRMA-led Global Collaboration Supports Lubricant Advocacy Projects in Africa
Those Lube Stickers Aren’t Just For Show!
by Mike Wilson(former IRMA intern, IRMA advocate forever) Hello IRMA! It feels like I have not said that greeting in ages. I may not be an intern with the AIDS Foundation of Chicago, but I have certainly not left behind my engagement with (and love of) IRMA and other HIV prevention organizations. Since leaving the IRMA internship I Read More >>
Meet Stephen McGill, A Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate
Find out a little about Stephen McGill in his mini-bio, the latest in IRMA’s “Meet a Friendly Rectal Microbicide Advocate” series on the IRMA website here. Stephen is one of five new bios posted in the past week. Stephen McGill Monrovia, Liberia Stephen McGill, with an extensive background in public health, HIV/AIDS prevention, and human rights Read More >>
Soooooooo….. Are Lubes Safe?
via Positive Lite, by Marc-André LeBlanc “This situation is unacceptable. We’re in 2013, for the love of all that is wet and wild! How can we not know the answer to such a fundamental question—are lubes safe?” Here I am again, standing in front of a giant wall of lube options at a local store. Water-based, silicone-based, Read More >>
Press Release: More than 500 Endorsers Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety
Global coalition of organizations and individuals calls for research agenda to determine safety of sexual lubricants For Immediate Release June 12, 2013 – Over 500 organizations and individuals from nearly 60 countries have endorsed a Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety. They all demand answers on whether sexual lubricants are safe for vaginal and anal Read More >>
Announcing Version 2.0 of the GLAM Toolkit for lube access advocacy in Africa– now in French and English
Today IRMA, in collaboration with amfAR and AVAC, is excited to release a re-designed Version 2.0 of the GLAM Toolkit: Advocacy to improve access to safe, condom-compatible lubricant in Africa. The Toolkit is now available in French in addition to English – making it more useful for Francophone speakers in Africa – and the new design makes Read More >>
TIME SENSITIVE: Have You (or Your Organization) Endorsed Our Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety Yet?
Have you and/or your organization endorsed the Global Call to Action on Lubricant Safety yet? (lists or endorsers in formation below.) We are going to be closing the call soon, so please make your move on lube safety NOW. Click here to read the Call and to endorse. We must KNOW whether water-based and silicone-based lubricants used during sex Read More >>
African Common Position Paper Highlights Importance of Condom-Compatible Lubes and Rectal Microbicide Research
Our friends at AIDS Accountability International (AAI), in conjunction with The African Union Commission (AUC), recognised the need for greater African civil society organisation representation in the International Conference on Population Development (ICPD) process. So, tt was decided to create the African Common Position (ACP) on ICPD to reflect and include the perspectives, recommendations and expertise of Read More >>
Three Organisations Receive Support to Improve Lubricant Access in Africa
IRMA*, amfAR*, and AVAC* are delighted to announce that IRMA Nigeria (in partnership with International Center on Advocacy for the Right to Health), Stop AIDS in Liberia (SAIL), and an organisation in Zambia** have been awarded Global Lube Access Mobilisation (GLAM) funding to campaign for access to safe, condom-compatible lubricants in their communities. Throughout the world, and Read More >>
Global Call to Action: Demand Answers on Lubricant Safety (Have You Endorsed Yet?)
Have you or your organization endorsed the Global Call to Action Demanding Answers on Lubricant Safety? Since Valentine’s Day, 140 organizations and 293 individuals in nearly fifty countries have endorsed the call to action – and numbers continue to grow! Please add your name if you haven’t already. Full lists of endorsers is below. Background: Recent studies Read More >>