HIV vertical transmission: Building women's meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes
01 Mar, 2012
By: GCWA / AIDS Legal Network
The AIDS Legal Network (ALN), South Africa, and the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), in partnership with a diversity of networks of women living with and affected by HIV, and women’s rights advocates from the sexual and reproductive health and rights movement, are pleased to share the briefing paper: Building women’s meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes.pdf
This paper emerges from the virtual consultation undertaken in late 2011, which sought to support the implementation of the Global Plan, with a particular focus on ensuring the meaningful involvement of women living with HIV and women’s rights advocates in the development and implementation of the national vertical transmission scale-up plan in the 22 priority (high burden) countries. The consultation and attached paper identifies gender barriers to women's access to vertical transmission programmes, as well as key priorities for the implementation of the Global Plan and the achievement of its targets within a comprehensive framework of sexual and reproductive health and rights.
The findings of the consultation were shared at a side-event held parallel to the Commission on the Status of Women, currently taking place in New York.
To access the document, please click here: Building women’s meaningful participation in the scale-up of prevention of vertical transmission programmes.pdf