International Candlelight Memorial Day

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Sunday, 16 May 2004

16 May 2004 was declared as International Aids Candlelight Memorial Day.  It was started by people living with HIV and Aids to break down the barriers of stigma and discrimination. The community mobilisation campaign began on 1 December, World Aids Day and ended with a memorial In May, to remember those who died with HIV& Aids and to support those who are infected. This serves as a mobilisation campaign to raise awareness about the disease. 

References:
• Ministry of Health, N. Madlala-Routledge: International Candlelight Memorial Day, from Polity.org, [online], Available at  www.polity.org.za [Accessed: 9 May 2014] 2. International Aids Candlelight Memorial, About Candlelight memorial,[online],Available at www.candlelightmemorial.org  [Accessed: 9 May 2014]

Last updated : 15-May-2017

This article was produced by South African History Online on 09-May-2014