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21 Jun, 2012

Global / Female Condoms: Want to help make history by demanding female condoms?

Dear Advocates and Allies - women and men, Universal Access to Female Condoms (UAFC) Joint Programme, in collaboration with CHANGE and other excellent partners, is preparing to set a new record in the Guinness Book of World Records at the International AIDS Conference in July.  We are creating a Paper Doll chain made up of individual messages in support of female condoms to disprove, once and for all, the myth that people don’t want female condoms.  To succeed, we must get 28,000 paper dolls completed.

7 Jun, 2012

Women's Networking Zone video

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7 Jun, 2012

Ensuring access to HIV and sexual and reproductive health services for women in Asia

1. Women of the Asia Pacific Network of People Living with HIV: Positive and Pregnant: How Dare You? A study on acces to reproductive and maternal health care for women living with HIV in Asia To read the document click here   2. International Treatment Preparedness Coalition and Interntional Community of Women Living with HIV, Asia-Pacific The Long Walk: Ensuring Access to Comprehensive Care for Women and Families to End Vertical Tranmission of HIV To read the document click here

6 Jun, 2012

UNAIDS and UN Women unite against AIDS

GENEVA, 5 June 2012—The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women) is the eleventh United Nations body to join the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) as a cosponsoring partner. The official joining of UN Women as a UNAIDS Cosponsor, which was approved at UNAIDS’ board meeting today, will further strengthen the UNAIDS family’s work on gender equality and HIV and enhance collaboration with governments, international partners, women’s organizations and the women’s rights movement.   “UN Women is proud to join UNAIDS.

13 Apr, 2012

Global / financing: UNITAID call for letters of intent

Call for Letters of Intent on HIV paediatric antiretrovirals   UNITAID is pleased to announce a call (the "Call") for Letters of Intent (LOI) on innovative approaches to improve access to paediatric antiretroviral medicines.

3 Apr, 2012
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Global / Funding: Funding announcement for Access and Retention in HIV Care

Funding Announcement Deadline: 11:59pm US EST on May 1, 2012 First Prize: $25,000 & full support for one organizational representative to attend the XIX International AIDS Conference in Washington, DC, USA Introduction AIDS United invites non-profit organizations, both within and outside of the United States (US), to apply for the Innovative Strategy Award for Access and Retention in HIV/AIDS Care.

2 Apr, 2012

Global / sex work: Sex Worker Freedom Festival

US government travel restrictions for sex workers mean that many of us will not be able, orwill not want to go to the IAC in Washington this year. The Sex Worker Freedom Festival is an alternative event for sex workers and our allies to protest our exclusion and ensure the voices of those excluded are heard in Washington.

27 Mar, 2012

Global / HIV and sexual and reproductive health and rights: GCWA CPD information note now available

This information note seeks to provide our membership with key information about the upcoming CPD. To access the document, please click here:  GCWA-Conference-on-Population-and-Development-info.pdf If you have questions or would like more information, please contact us at

12 Mar, 2012

Global / Women's political and economic empowerment: UN Women call for proposals

At a high-level event at the Commission on the Status of Women in New York, Michelle Bachelet, Under-Secretary-General and UN Women Executive Director, issued a new call for proposals for UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality from organizations working to advance economic and political empowerment in Africa, Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Europe and Central Asia. “UN Women’s Fund for Gender Equality provides direct grants for women’s empowerment and political participation,” said Ms. Bachelet.

7 Mar, 2012

Global / Women's rights: GCWA Statement on International Women's Day 2012

On International Women’s Day 2012 the Global Coalition on Women and AIDS (GCWA), calls on its members, as well as all United Nations agencies, governments and donors to intensify efforts to engage and empower girls and young women living with and affected by HIV.  This is urgent because:  Every minute a young woman, between the ages of 15 to 24 becomes infected with HIV.  Globally, young women aged 15-24, are most vulnerable to HIV with infection rates twice as high as in young men. HIV is the leading cause of death of women of reproductive age. Women and girls ofte




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