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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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Part 3 of a week-long photographic recap of our summer at AIDS 2010

Love condoms & custom Condomize Durex condoms, for distribution in the Global Village

Love condoms & custom Condomize Durex condoms, for distribution in the Global Village

 

Were you at the Vienna Youth Force Pre-Conference?
Do you have photos of The Condomize Campaign???
If so, we need them!
Please email any photos you would like to share to joylynn[at]condomize.org, and you will get personal shout-outs on the CONDOMIZE Facebook page, on Twitter (@CONDOMIZE) and here on my blog 😉
Until then, here’s what we’ve got:

 

The Condom Art Pin making team on Day 1 with VYF

The Condom Art Pin making team on Day 1 with VYF

Sexploration during my workshop on Promoting Condoms Beyond Prevention

Sexploration during my workshop on Promoting Condoms Beyond Prevention

 

In addition to my session at the Youth Pre-Conference, I was also invited to train the staff and volunteers of the International AIDS Society.  It was my pleasure to facilitate 10 separate trainings for IAS on condoms and lubricants with regard to HIV prevention during the week before the conference:

Lots of lubricant, courtesy of Durex in London

Lots of lubricant, courtesy of Durex in London

 

Check back tomorrow for exciting photos of our time in the AIDS 2010 Global Village, just as the conference gets underway!
Until then, thanks so much for reading… xojl

Part 2 of a week-long photographic recap of our summer at AIDS 2010

Louicy from China & Adrian from Mexico

Louicy from China & Adrian from Mexico

Three apartments at Rembrantstrasse 16/9 in 1020 Wien were rented for our team this summer.  From our house, we were just a short walk and a few U-Bahn stops away from Messe Wien, the venue for AIDS 2010 and our home base for Condomizing Vienna!

At the conference, our banners were made completely out of Gobon condoms

At the conference, our banners were made completely out of Gobon condoms


Islam from Vienna (via Egypt), hanging the main banner in our Global Village Zone

Islam from Vienna (via Egypt), hanging the main banner in our Global Village Zone


Hanging the banners in my Condomize Zone, inside the main conference...

Hanging the banners in my Condomize Zone, inside the main conference...

And… always happy to come back home to the 2nd District
after a long day’s work.

One of my favorite pieces of street art, as seen on our walk home at Summerstage

One of my favorite pieces of street art, as seen on our walk home at Summerstage

Our building was across the street from a legal brothel
(click here to read more about sex work in Vienna)…

We were also right around the corner from Flex

Circa the 2010 World Cup

Circa the 2010 World Cup

and just down the Danube River from Badeschiff Wien

Yes, there is a pool on top!

Yes, there is a pool on top!

Schulkinder in our neighborhood

Schulkinder in our neighborhood

We all loved our neighborhood, and our apartments were the perfect place to rest, relax and get some work done to prepare for AIDS 2010.

Me & Montana, strategizing the Condomize social networking campaign

Me & Montana, strategizing the Condomize social networking campaign

 

Eating extrawurstsemmel mit gurkerl und maynese!

Eating extrawurstsemmel mit gurkerl und maynese!

In my bedroom - a shelf of memorabilia from Vienna & Ouagadougou, courtesy of colleagues from Burkina Faso

In my bedroom - a shelf of memorabilia from Vienna & Ouagadougou, courtesy of colleagues from Burkina Faso

My infamous shoe collection, as seen on stage in the Condomize Zone

My infamous shoe collection, as seen on stage in the Condomize Zone

Louicy & Sara in our teeny tiny elevator

Louicy & Sara in our teeny tiny elevator

Check back tomorrow for photos of my condom and lubricant trainings for the International AIDS Society staff and volunteers,
as well as my workshop on Promoting Condoms Beyond Prevention at the Vienna Youth Force Pre-Conference!

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