Nominations now open for the 2018 nOSCARS

Celebrating the people, programmes and media making a positive difference to sexual health in BAME communities




NAZ — the sexual health charity dedicated to delivering culturally-specific sexual health services — has announced its nominations for their 2018 nOSCARS (NAZ Oscars) are now open!



Central to everything is the context NAZ and the nOSCARS continue to provide around a sobering reality: there is a significant gap in the sexual health outcomes of Black Asian Minority Ethnic communities compared to the general population.


“The lasting and traumatising devastation of the AIDS crisis on the LGBTQ community is well-documented and deeply felt," said Marion Wadibia, CEO of NAZ. 


"And while there is always more progress to be made, we have all been transformed by the tireless activism of a community committed to eradicating HIV.


"While we are really pleased and so encouraged by the 28% reduction in new HIV diagnoses over the past two years, the small print reveals those who are still disproportionately affected by HIV: BAME communities.



"In 2015, we accounted for 40% of all new diagnoses, and late diagnosis rates are markedly higher among heterosexual Black Africans — at 65% for men and 49% for women.


“So, the hard-worked-for progress being made in other at-risk communities isn’t being replicated across the BAME communities," continued Wadibia. 


"This speaks to broad systemic inequalities which render many BAME people invisible; but also to the messaging and outreach, which needs to be culturally-specific, with an acute understanding of how race, culture, religion and sexuality all influence one’s sexual health."



The 2018 nOSCARS categories

πŸ’œ The Latin nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Asian nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Black African and Caribbean nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Faith nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Clinic of the Year nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Fellowship nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Global Impact nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Wellbeing nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Woman of the Year nOSCAR 


πŸ’œ The Media nOSCAR 

πŸ’œ The Innovation nOSCAR 


The nOSCARS nominations are open to anyone working in sexual health and any organisations delivering sexual health programmes to BAME communities. 


Applications are now open and close on 5 October 2018. Cast your votes here.



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