Richard Burzynski from UNAIDS speaks with JOY 94.9’s Matt McDonell on the stigma and discrimination that is impeding progress in the global AIDS response. Richard speaks of the need to tailor solutions for individual countries and communities and create policies that meet the needs of their population. He encourages LGBT activists to join forces with other minority groups, such as women’s groups, to broaden their appeal to the local population and be better heard by governments.
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About Matt McDonell
Matt McDonell presents JOY 94.9’s international news and current affairs program, World Wide Wave. The program brings a wrap up of LGBT news and current affairs from around the globe and then focuses in detail on a different country each week.
Matt was also a presenter on JOY’s 24-hour non-stop radio and web-streaming event, World AIDS Day Worldwide, for World AIDS Day 2013.
By day, Matt is a marketing professional based in Melbourne, Australia and enjoys helping others to tell their story.