Location: GTZ-Haus, Reichpietschufer 20, Berlin, Germany Date: 13 November 2009 Time: 10h00 - 17h00 This conference is part of the events marking World AIDS Day. The conference will provide opportunities to share and discuss recent findings around gender and HIV and to explore how norms on gender and sexual behavious can be adequately accounted for in HIV prevention programmes GCWA director, Kristan Schoultz, is the keynote speaker with a conference on "Current developments in the international debate on gender and HIV" Follow this link to see the full programme:
Location: Cologne, Germany Date: 11 - 14 November 2009 The 12th European AIDS Conference, which is organized under the auspices of the European AIDS Clinical Society (EACS), offers a scientific programme composed of a well-balanced mix of plenary lectures as well as abstract-driven sessions presenting latest original research in the field of HIV medicine. For more information go to the conference's website on : http://www.eacs-conference2009.com/
Location: Geneva Date: 4-5 November 2009
Location: London Date: 1 October 2009 Time: 6 - 9 pm The Sophia Forum, together with the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, are organising an exceptional panel session for UK health practitioners on Women, HIV and the health sector.
Location: Geneva, Switzerland UNAIDS Video Conference Room 06010 Date: 29 September 2009 This event co—organized by WHO and UNAIDS will facilitate a discussion on entry points for integrating gender into HIV/AIDS programmes in the health sector, presenting tools, country experiences and lessons learned. In addition, WHO will present its new tool for genderresponsive HIV testing and counseling, PMTCT, treatment, care and support. The tool was field-tested in five countries including the Sudan and the United Republic of Tanzania.
Location: Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, The House of Commons Embankment, London United Kingdom Date: 25 September 2009 Time: 5.30 - 8.30 pm The All Party Parliamentary Group on AIDS, the All Party Parliamentary Group on Population Development and Reproductive Health and The Sophia Forum organize on Wednesday 25th November 2009 a debate on Health and safety: the challenges for women of HIV and gender violence This latest event in the Sophia Forum series will look specifically at the health sector response to women and HIV, both in the UK and internationally Speakers Rahila Gupt
Date: Online applications accepted between 15-30 September 2009 UNIFEM is pleased to announce the first Call for Proposals for the Fund for Gender Equality. The Fund is a multi-donor initiative dedicated to the advancement of high-impact gender equality programmes that focus on women’s economic and/or political empowerment at local and national levels. Launched with an initial contribution of US$65 million (EUR 50 million) from the Government of Spain, the Fund will accept applications (online only) from 15 – 30 September 2009. Please visit http://www.unifem.org/partnershi
Today is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women; the start of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender Violence. Sophia Forum are taking this opportunity to launch their campaign ‘Walk in Our Knickers’ to highlight the fact that women living with HIV are twice as likely to have been or be affected by gender violence. ‘Walk in Our Knickers’ aims to raise awareness, advocate for improved practice and prompt responses from policy makers and government.
This new viewpoint article entitled "Ethical, strategic and meaningful involvement of women living with HIV starts at the beginning" is based on the global values and preferences survey conducted for WHO in 2014, as it updates its guidelines on the SRH&HR of women living with HIV. This article can be found in the Journal of Virus Eradiction: http://viruseradication.com/journal-details/Ethical,_strategic_and_meaningful_involvement_of_women_living_with_HIV_starts_at_the_beginning/
In collaboration with UNAIDS and other partners, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and IRTG, a Global Network of Trans Women and HIV, have released a new publication entitled Implementing comprehensive HIV and STI programmes with transgender people: practical guidance for collaborative interventions. The publication presents concrete steps that public health officials, health workers and nongovernmental organizations can adopt to implement HIV and sexually transmitted infection (STI) programmes with transgender people.