29th Human Rights Council Side Event
2 Jun, 2014|
June 2 marks the anniversary of the 1975 occupation of Église Saint-Nizier in Lyon by more than a hundred sex workers. Today, June 2 is recognized as the International Day for Sex Workers, in support of the continued fight to ensure that sex workers’ lives, bodies, and work is respected. The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) and its membership stand in solidarity with sex workers in their continued demand for the recognition of fundamental labour, social and economic and human rights. In the context of HIV, the rights and empowerment of sex workers are integral to the response.
2 Jun, 2014|
June 2 marks the anniversary of the 1975 occupation of Église Saint-Nizier in Lyon by more than a hundred sex workers.
26 May, 2014|
On 19 May 2014, a 64 year-old nurse, Rosemary Namubiru, was convicted of criminal negligence and sentenced to three years in prison. She was initially accused of attempted murder. Nurse Namiburu, who pleaded not guilty, was accused of giving a distraught two-year-old boy an injection after having accidentally pricked her finger, though the facts had not been established robustly. The Ugandan healthcare system handled the case appropriately, by immediately treating the boy with post-exposure prophylaxis. So far, no sero-conversion could be established.
9 May, 2014|
The Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA) and its membership wish to speak out against the recent kidnappings in Nigeria of over 300 girls, 12 to 17years of age, on the night of 14th April, and further condemn the abduction of eight more young women the night of 5 May, 2014. The majority of the victims are believed to have been abducted from their boarding school.
5 Sep, 2013|
Text of Speech at the Inaugural Meeting of the High Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development, “Building the Future We Want: from Rio+20 to the Post 2015 Development Agenda” United Nations Trusteeship Council Chamber Gita Sen (on behalf of the Women’s Major Group) President Ashe, President Osorio, Mr Secretary General, Madam President, Mr Prime Minister, Your Excellencies, Colleagues and Friends from the Major Groups and Civil Society, Ladies and Gentlemen, I stand before you to speak on behalf of the Major Groups - and particularly the Women’s Major Group – groups that were s
19 Jul, 2013|
Language matters. It impacts on how we think about ourselves, as individuals within our families and within society. As advocates and activists, we constantly use language as a tool to effect change. People living with HIV have been critical in shaping this language over the last 30 years and still play a central role in ensuring that new discourse in the HIV field does not stigmatize, but rather that it catalyzes empowerment for our community members.