Hong Kong Sheng Kung Hui
Diocese of Hong Kong Island
The AIDS Festival 2011 organized by the St. John’s Cathedral HIV Education Centre at the Chater Road Pedestrian Precinct, Central, Hong Kong attracted thousands of participants including Filipinos, Thais, Indonesians, Sri Lankans, Africans and local Chinese. The theme for the AIDS Festival 2011 was “DIFFERENT VOICES, UNITED ACTION” which offered a platform where different voices from diverse counterparts could be reassembled to deliver a united action to address the AIDS epidemic, to promote equal access to AIDS prevention, support, treatment and care for all people in Hong Kong.
The AIDS Festival 2011 was an outdoor event attracting thousands of participants from different nationalities and backgrounds. There were information booths, a series of cultural presentations, health check up, sharings and speeches by guests of honour. The programme was supported by the consulates
of the Indonesian government in Hong Kong, the USA and the Equal Opportunities Commission.
Guests of honour included Mr. Teguh Wardoyo, Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, Mr. Lam Woon-Kwong (Chairperson, Equal Opportunities Commission) and Dr. Christine Rada (Foreign Service Health Practitioner, U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong) and representatives of different ethnic groups.
A total number of 30 ethnic groups/associations participated at the AIDS Festival 2011, and we attracted more than 1,500 participants from different backgrounds.