Help inspire young access to medicines activists by being a Speaker for our Student Stop AIDS Campaign tour.
We are looking for 2 young, passionate speakers (1 x international speaker from the Global South, and 1 x national speaker from UK/Ireland) to join us on our annual Student Stop AIDS Campaign Tour. In this voluntary role, you will tour the UK, to help bring to life the issues around HIV and/or accessing life-saving medicine by telling your personal story to students and decision-makers and inspiring them to take action. The tour group will also take part in and support student campaigning activities across the UK.
There are few things as powerful as hearing a young woman stand before you and talk quietly but steadily about the death of her parents from AIDS or Tuberculosis. Hearing about the stinging words of stigma from the person who had to endure them; or the injustice of treatment coverage for HIV, TB or HCV from one lucky enough to receive it, brings the human reality of our access to medicines crisis into focus.
You will need to commit from around 11th February until 2nd March 2015 (subject to some change) – for approximately three weeks, including four days of training on our campaigns and telling your story before the tour begins. After the training, the tour will visit around 15-20 Universities across the UK within a three week period, including meetings in Parliament with key UK decision makers.
This is an unpaid voluntary role however expenses incurred such as, travel, visas, food, basic accommodation and some phone costs will be covered throughout the tour.
For more information please see the Role Description and Application form attached and forward it to your networks.
Please complete the application forms (below) by Sunday 2nd November 2014 and send to Saoirse at Saoirse@restlessdevelopment.org
Interviews will provisionally take place from 3rd – 7th of November 2014.