The Treatment Action Campaign
In 1999 the Pride Committee formally adopted the Treatment Action Campaign as part of its outreach work to be part of the greater civil society.
- The broader aims of Pride’s adoption of this campaign are to:
- Align with broader society in making public statements regarding human rights issues.
- Ensure that "lesbian and gay" rights are seen in the broader context of human rights.
- Support all groups whose mandate is to challenge policies that are discriminatory with regards to the rights of all people.
- The Pride Committee’s adoption and support of this programme is based on:
- The support HIV/AIDS organisation in highlighting the struggle for affordable treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS in South Africa.
- The need to challenge everyone in South Africa to make environments conducive to talking about, and working with, people living with HIV/AIDS.
- In order to ensure this the Pride Committee shall:
- Provide and distribute literature dealing with HIV/AIDS and safer sexual practices.
- Ensure that condoms and literature are available at the Pride event.
- Encourage all members of the committee to attend and support events and campaigns of the Treatment Action Campaign.
- Where possible, assist the Treatment Action Campaign in fund raising at the Pride event.