On March 24-25, 2017 Small Heart with Art public organization has taken part in the constituent assembly of the Parents Union of ECUO of PLWH – structural division of the "East Europe and Central Asia Union of People living with HIV.
For the present the Parents Union of ECUO of PLWH unites the organizations from Ukraine, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Russia and Estonia.
"We, parents of the region of Eastern Europe and Central Asia, unite and mobilize the potential for improvement of life quality of the children and their lawful representatives affected by HIV epidemic in the region", - it is said in the Memorandum of creation of the Parents Union of ECUO of PLWH.
Each of participants "Parents Union of ECUO of PLWH" has his (her) long-term unique experience, and is ready to share it with partners for ensuring steady access to high-quality medical treatment, social protection and education for HIV-positive children in all countries of Eastern Europe and Central Asia region.
President of "Balakay - Shymkent" community trust Kanat Alseitov and chairman of the board of Small Heart with Art public organization Evgenia Smirnova have been elected by the general voting the cochairmen of the association "Parents Union ofECUO of PLWH" with the equal rights.
Among priority activities of "Parents Union of ECUO of PLWH" for 2017-2018:
advocacy of the rights of HIV-positive children for access to high-quality medical services according to the European protocols of treatment and granting the latest medications,
ensuring social support of HIV-positive children and their official representatives,
creation of conditions for education.