Part 4 of a week-long photographic recap of our summer at AIDS 2010

To quote the International AIDS Society:
The Global Village is a diverse and vibrant space where community gathers from all over the world to meet, share and learn from each other. It is a space for community to demonstrate the application of science and good leadership. It is also a space that invites conference participants to see how science translates into community action and intervention. The Global Village promotes networking between north and south, east and west and provides a space for displays, discussions and performances from throughout the world. The Global Village is open to the general public and conference delegates and admission is free.

We Condomized two zones in the AIDS 2010 Global Village:

Our Condomize Village

Our Condomize Village

... and our Condomize Tshirt Zone

... and our Condomize Tshirt Zone

Each tshirt comes with two condoms in a clear pocket on the left sleeve, and a space for you to write your own slogan across the front:

What’s YOUR slogan?
If you’d like to share photos of Condomize tshirts & slogans from AIDS 2010, please email them to joylynn[at]condomize.org! We’ll give you a personal shout-out on the CONDOMIZE Facebook page, on Twitter (@CONDOMIZE) and here on my blog 😉

Condomize kicked off the AIDS 2010 conference with a Condom Couture Fashion Show at the Global Village’s Opening Ceremony, in which every piece of clothing was made entirely out of Gobon condoms!

Kaora backstage

Kaora backstage

Our Condomize Village was complete with
• a “school” where visitors could view a photo story showing how condoms are made
• a “clinic” where visitors could learn about a variety of female condoms that are up-and-coming in the global pipeline
• a “shop” to pick up free condoms and lubricant
• a “hair salon” (my favorite feature of our village!) where women from Zimbabwe would educate visitors about how to properly use the FC Female Condom while braiding their hair – this is a technique that is used in the field, turning the time that many women spend sitting at hair salons into a teachable moment

Adrian, setting up our hair salon!

Adrian, setting up our hair salon...

All of us, working hard to set up our Condomize Village!

All of us, working hard to set up our Condomize Village!

Inflating our condom tree

Inflating our condom tree

Nardos, taking a quick break

Nardos, taking a quick break

Me, taking a moment to admire our work...

Me, taking a moment to admire our work...

Our colleague from UNFPA Senegal, enjoying our village!

Our colleague from UNFPA Senegal, enjoying himself!

The Global Village is an incredible place. This is where artists, activists, advocates and NGOs from all over the world can come together to show their work and share ideas about communication, education and HIV prevention.  We are so happy to have been a part of it!

Check back later for photos of my favorite part of AIDS 2010 –
my Condomize Zone inside the main conference!!!

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